France: A woman dies after a hunting accident

Côtes-d’Armor: a woman dies after a hunting accident

10/16/2022

A woman died on Sunday October 16 after a hunting accident in Goudelin, near Guinguamp (Côtes-d’Armor), learned France Blue Breizh Izel. Aged 67, she was participating in a wild boar hunt. According to the mayor of the town, the sixty-year-old participated in the hunt with her companion, a member of the hunting society, who mishandled his rifle. Seriously shot in the chest, the 60-year-old died during her transfer to the hospital.

“We know the couple very well”says the mayor, Laurent Le Faucheur, to France Bleu. “We are very affected because she was involved in the life of the hunting society, she accompanied, she prepared the dishes for everyone”continues the mayor before adding: “He was a jovial, friendly, smiling person.” Laurent Le Faucheur affirms that “the hunters present at the time of the hunt are shocked”. “We are affected and we are thinking of her and him who will have to assume this unfortunate gesture. We are in shock”he concludes.

Since 2000 and until the end of 2021, there have been 3,325 hunting accidents in France, which have caused the death of 421 people. This represents an average of 158 accidents each year, twenty of which are fatal. These are the raw figures provided by the French Office for Biodiversity and the National Hunting Federation. The Office stresses that, since 2000, the number of accidents has fallen by 40% and the number of deaths by nearly 70%. Between the 2020-2021 season, 83 hunting accidents were recorded in France, including seven fatalities.

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