November 20, 2014


MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine — A hunter was accidentally shot when he fell and his rifle discharged while he and several friends were searching for a wounded deer on Thursday.

Aaron Burke, 30, was walking along a trail near the Mattawamkeag River when he fell on the steep riverbank and his hunting rifle accidentally fired about 8:45 a.m. The bullet struck him in one of his arms and torso.


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