A hunter was found slumped over a
fence in Clackamas County on Friday in what appears to be an
Clackamas County deputies said the
investigation is still in its early stages, but they said it appears
the man's rifle went off while he was trying to climb over the fence
to get from one property to another.
The man died at the
scene, deputies said.
Investigators first got word of the
shooting on 52780 Southeast Marmot Road in Sandy around 1:30 p.m.
FOX 12 has learned that many of the properties alongside this
stretch of Marmot Road are posted as private, which means they are
not allowed to be hunted on.
Deputies can not confirm
whether or not the victim was on private property, or trespassing at
the time he was climbing the fence.
"It's really sad, and it
just reminds you that hunter safety is a big thing," said Dan
Teneyck, who lives on Marmot Road.
"You always have to make
sure you clear your rifle before you go through a fence."
Deputies would not say if the victim lives in Sandy. They are
currently working to notify his next of kin.
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