PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A duck-hunting trip took a deadly turn in northern Minnesota Saturday afternoon when a mishap claimed the life of a 23-year-old man.
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office says the hunter, 23-year-old Adam Earl Poole, and a friend were hunting in a channel between two lakes when they stood up at the same time to shoot at ducks. Poole's hunting partner lost his balance while firing and accidently shot Poole in the head with his shotgun.
First responders received a 911 call just before 4:45 p.m. and rushed to the remote location in Crow Wing Lake Township. By the time they arrived Poole had died of his injuries.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy but at this point Poole's death appears to be a terrible accident.
The Park Rapids Examiner reports that Poole was a newlywed and an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Wedding pictures posted on his Facebook page featured an overjoyed groom and groomsmen dressed in satin camouflage vests and hats.
He married his wife Allison on Sept. 7.
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