Teen dies in Vernon County hunting accident

Teen dies in Vernon County hunting...

WHITESTOWN, Wis. (WKBT) - A fatal hunting accident in Vernon County early Sunday claimed the life of a 17-year-old.

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office said that a 15 and 17-year-old were hunting on private land off Pisgah Road at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 21 in Vernon County. As they exited their vehicle there was an accidental discharge of a .22 caliber pistol. The 17-year-old was struck in the side/chest area.

Ontario Fire Department, Ontario Ambulance, Tri-State Medlink, Vernon County Coroner and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources assisted and the accident remains under investigation.

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