Posted on Thu, Dec. 30, 2004
HOPKINS, S.C. - A 62-year-old man trying to climb down from a deer
stand accidentally shot himself in the leg and bled to death, authorities
Gerald Holthaus was found by his daughter, who went out to look for
him Tuesday night after she had not heard from him in several hours,
said Ted Kennedy, chief deputy of investigations for the Richland County
Holthaus was found in some woods near his home with a gunshot wound
to his upper left leg. Investigators think his rifle went off as he
climbed out of the deer stand, authorities said.
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