CA: Rodeo man killed in hunting accident in Mendocino National Forest
October 18, 2013
NORTH COAST, Calif. – A Rodeo man died on Thursday when he was
shot while hunting in the Mendocino National Forest.
A. Godoy, 52, was hunting near Covelo when another hunter shot and
mortally wounded him, according to a report from the Mendocino
County Sheriff's Office.
At around 3:30 p.m. Thursday the
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to mile post marker
11.2 on Road M1, located in the Mendocino National Forest, near
Covelo, regarding the hunting accident, officials said.
arrival sheriff's personnel learned from a witness that a member of
a hunting party saw a wild pig approximately 70 yards uphill and
across a ravine from his location. Not seeing Godoy, the hunter shot
at the pig.
When the hunter went to the area where he last
saw the wild pig, he located Godoy, who had suffered a single
gunshot wound, officials said.
Upon further investigation it
was determined that Godoy received a single gunshot wound to the
lower abdomen, officials said.
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