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Hunting Accident Near Nelson – 13 Year Old Boy Shot His Leg

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A 13 year old boy was injured in a hunting accident on Saturday near Nelson. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, November 11th at approximately 4:03 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the address of 1885 County Road 74, Nelson MN for a hunting accident. The caller said that a juvenile male accidentally shot himself in the leg while hunting. The juvenile was able to walk to a nearby property to ask for assistance. After first responders arrived the juvenile was treated and flown from the scene by Life Link. The injury does not appear to be life threatening.

This incident is still under investigation, but nothing criminal is suspected.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota DNR, North Ambulance, Osakis First Responders and Life Link.