St. Lawrence County Man Dies In Hunting Accident
A Russell man is dead following a hunting accident Sunday in St. Lawrence County.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff deputies say 49-year old Paul Hatch died of a gunshot wound to the chest while he was hunting off the Fordham Hill Road in the town of Russell just before 5 p.m. Sunday.
His hunting companion, 20-year old Tyler Soper of Edwards, told deputies he shot at what he thought was a wounded deer, but hit Hatch instead.
Hatch was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The sheriff's department and state Department of Environmental Conservation officers are investigating.
Sunday, December 21, 2014, Watertown, NY
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