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Hunter, 49, dies of gunshot wound underneath hunting platform

September 6, 2011

From WoodTV.com

HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) - The Michigan State Police at the Hastings Post are investigating a fatal hunting accident that occurred near M-66 in Barry County Thursday.

According to police, troopers were called Friday morning to the scene in the 8000 block of Maple Grove Road in Hastings.

A 49-year-old man from Ontario, Canada was found unresponsive on the ground beneath a raised hunting platform.

The original incident is believed to have happened Thursday, September 15 in the early evening, said police.

According to a news release, the man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

His body was discovered by a hunting companion, said police.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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