Dad Accidentally Shoots and Kills His Son
Monday October 30 3:54 AM ET
NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. (AP) - A man was accidentally killed
during a bow hunting trip when his father mistook him for a deer and
shot him with an arrow.
Frederick C. Searfoss, 28, of Syracuse, was pronounced
dead early Sunday morning in an area near North Webster, about 30 miles
northwest of Fort Wayne.
Searfoss had been bow hunting with his father, Jerry
Searfoss, and a friend, Daryl Gans. The elder Searfoss told police he mistook his
son for a deer and thought the sound his son was making was of a deer
After the bow was fired, Frederick Searfoss called out to
the other hunters that he had been hit. Emergency crews dispatched a
helicopter, but Frederick Searfoss died before he could be transported.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the
incident is considered an accidental shooting and not under investigation.
Hunters are not required to wear orange during bow hunting