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LA: Lafayette man killed in hunting accident near Forked Island

Lafayette man killed in hunting accident near Forked Island

A Lafayette man was killed in a hunting accident Saturday, near Forked Island.

According to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Department, 25 year old Ryan Allen Guidry died after being accidentally shot while out hunting with friends in Vermilion Parish.

Funeral services have been set for Guidry.

His funeral will be held today at 2 o’clock at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon said Guidry was hunting in a marshy area when the accident took place.

Sheriff Couvillon says the information obtained from the survivor in the case, while hunting the victim asked his pardoner to hand him a shotgun and in doing so the gun accidentally discharged striking the victim in the upper left chest area.

According to the International Hunter Education Association, approximately 1,000 people in the US and Canada are accidentally shot by hunters every year, and just under a hundred of those accidents are fatalities.

Most victims are hunters, but non-hunters are also sometimes killed or injured. Although some other forms of recreation cause more fatalities, hunting is one of the few activities that endangers the entire community, and not just the willing participants.

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