13-year-old boy dies from gunshot wound while hunting
October 20, 2011
Shasta County sheriff's deputies, medics and rescue teams stage
at the Jones Valley boat ramp Thursday afternoon after making plans
on how to reach a 13-year-old boy who died in a shooting. The boy
was hunting with others off the Pit River Arm of Lake Shasta.
A fire and rescue boat heads to the Jones Valley Marina where
officers, medics and rescue teams were awaiting word Thursday on a
13-year-old boy who died after being shot while hunting with his
father and friends near Lake Shasta. A coroner was called to the
boat ramp shortly after 3 p.m., dispatchers reported.
A 13-year-old boy died this afternoon after he was shot while
hunting off the Pit River Arm of Lake Shasta.
Dispatchers said the shooting occurred about 1:35 p.m. in the
area of Robert's Canyon. Robert’s Canyon is about two miles west of
the Fenders Ferry Bridge in Montgomery Creek.
The boy had been hunting with his father and other friends, Sgt.
Steve Grashoff said.
Authorities are not releasing names or any further information
until all family members are contacted and an investigation is
complete, Grashoff said
A group of deputies, medics and rescue teams met at the Jones
Valley boat ramp after getting the 911 report to coordinate how to
reach the boy, whose hunting party had reportedly taken a boat up
the lake and had walked in to their hunting spot.
A coroner was called to the boat ramp shortly after 3 p.m.,
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