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19-Year-Old Dies in Goose Hunting Accident

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DANUBE (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man in a goose hunting accident near the southern Minnesota town of Danube.

The Renville County sheriff’s office says it got a 911 call on the shooting around 9:45 a.m. Saturday. Emergency responders arrived to find Nicholas J. Verdoes with a single gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

Sheriff Scott Hable says a group of hunters had been hunting geese together about a half mile north of Danube when one of the hunter’s guns accidentally discharged, striking the victim. None of the other hunters were injured.

Verdoes would have turned 20 on Sunday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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