Boy Killed in Hunting Accident near Cordova
By Associated Press
ANCHORAGE - 24 November 2003
A boy was shot and killed in a hunting accident that
occurred in Cedar Bay on Hawkins Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska
State Troopers said Monday.
The boy was identified as Joshua D. Nichols, 13, of
According to troopers, the U.S. Coast Guard received an
emergency call Sunday afternoon of a fatal hunting accident on the island.
The Coast Guard then contacted Cordova Police, who contacted troopers.
Troopers sent a patrol vessel to investigate and recover the body.
An investigation revealed that the 13-year-old boy was
hunting with his 16-year-old brother, Jon, and their father, Daniel A.
Nichols, 48, when the accident occurred. Troopers determined that the father
shot past a deer and the bullet struck his son instead.
The body was taken to the Cordova Community Medical Center
to await transportation to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an