Hunting Accident Kills Odebolt Man
26 November 2003
ODEBOLT, Iowa -- The Sac County Sheriff's Office is
investigating the Monday shooting death of an Odebolt man.
Michael Garey Friedrichsen, 31, was found sitting in a
pickup in a field five miles southeast of Odebolt with a gunshot wound, the
sheriff's office said.
Friedrichsen was found by friends with whom he was
hunting, the department said. After being discovered, Friedrichsen was
transported to Loring Hospital in Sac City, where he was pronounced dead
shortly after arriving.
Follow-up scene investigation conducted by the Sac County
Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources revealed that
Friedrichsen was traveling north in a field when he was struck by a bullet
that went through the driver's door window and is believed to have been
fired from a member of the hunting party.
The bullet recovered at autopsy will be sent to the Iowa
Division of Criminal Investigation crime lab to determine which weapon fired
the fatal shot.
Responding to the incident were the Odebolt and Sac City
Ambulances, Odebolt Fire and Rescue and the Odebolt Police Department.