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Young man dies in hunting accident

A 19-year-old Oregon City man has been identified as the person who died Saturday, April 13, after being shot in Boring during a hunting accident.

Nicholas Anderson, 19, died at the scene on Southeast Bartell Road just south of Highway 212 in Boring at about 7:45 p.m., said Sgt. Robert Wurpes, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Anderson and Joseph Danna, 19, of Happy Valley were reportedly hunting coyotes when Danna shot the other man. Danna is cooperating with investigators and said the shooting was an accident.

The investigation is ongoing and will be referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for possible charges, Wurpes said.

Investigators responded to a report on Saturday night of a person being shot while in a steep ravine on private property on a large heavily wooded parcel. The victim was about 100 feet down the ravine, where people were rendering aid to him.

Initially, deputies and firefighters from the Boring Rural Fire District considered attempting a high-angle rope rescue.

Instead, “because time was a factor, rescuers conducted a hasty rescue,” said Deputy Marcus Mendoza. The victim died at the scene before he could be transported by LifeFlight helicopter.




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