WA man accidentially shot while duck hunting

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WAHKIAKUM COUNTY, Wash – A 53-year-old man from Cowlitz County was seriously injured during an accident while duck hunting on Sunday, Nov. 20.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says two friends were duck hunting in a small boat in Cathlamet at the Elochoman Slough. While retrieving ducks from the water, the shooter’s shotgun fell over from a propped-up position. The shooter then fired the firearm accidentally while trying to retrieve the gun, striking the victim.

The shooter immediately called 911, and transported the victim to the Cathlamet Marina. The victim was then transported to Longview, and then flown to Vancouver’s SW Medical Center where he is currently in stable condition.