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WY: Cody hunter dies in apparent accident

February 20, 2010

Cody hunter dies in apparent accident

CODY - The Park County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a hunter that occurred Saturday afternoon in the Oregon Basin area, east of Cody.

Authorities are not yet releasing the names of the three individuals involved in the incident, an apparent accident.

The three individuals, all Cody residents, were hunting rabbits and engaging in recreational shooting, according to information released by the Park County Sheriff's Office.

While descending a steep embankment, the middle individual slipped and fell, accidentally discharging a rifle. The round struck the trailing individual, who died at the incident site.

Police declined to release further details, citing a pending investigation.

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