SD: Two men injured in hunting accident near Wentworth
Two men injured in hunting accident near Wentworth
By CHUCK CLEMENT,
The Lake County Sheriff's Department reported a Sunday morning
hunting accident near Wentworth that left two men injured from shotgun
The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. Sunday when four males went
duck hunting at the Wentworth slough. According to information taken
from the hunters, the party split into two groups -- Omar El-Gayar and
James J. Thompson, both of Madison, and Richard Avery of Madison and
Jason Kassa of Brookings -- and took separate stations on each side of
The report states that two ducks landed on the water and El-Gayar
shot at the ducks after they landed. The hunters believe some shotgun
pellets ricocheted off the water and hit Avery and Kassa.
El-Gayar and Thompson transported the injured men to the Madison
Community Hospital and the hospital contacted the sheriff's office.
Deputy Nicole Cudmore filed a report and turned the incident over to
Conservation Officer Brandon Gust of the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks
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