Man killed in hunting accident - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Man killed in hunting accident

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Women’s Equality Day luncheon held on Ft. Benning

    Women’s Equality Day luncheon held on Ft. Benning

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:18:10 GMT
    People across Columbus came out to celebrate the 94th anniversary of women's suffrage. The luncheon on Fort Benning hosted by deputy city manager Lisa Goodwin focused on equality. Women's Equality Day was
    More >>
    People across Columbus came out to celebrate the 94th anniversary of women's suffrage. The luncheon on Fort Benning hosted by deputy city manager Lisa Goodwin focused on equality. Women's Equality Day was first celebrated in 1971.More >>
  • Teen Challenge Super Thrift Store now open in Columbus

    Teen Challenge thrift store now open in Columbus

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:08:02 GMT
    A new store is now open in Columbus, and it's affordable. The Teen Challenge super thrift store is 10,000 square feet filled with 20,000 items including lightly used furniture, clothes, electronics and moMore >>
    A new store is now open in Columbus, and it's affordable. The Teen Challenge super thrift store is 10,000 square feet filled with 20,000 items including lightly used furniture, clothes, electronics and more.More >>
  • Military Matters: Grubbin to Give

    Military Matters: Grubbin to Give

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:53:01 GMT
    Most of us love to eat, and if we can help out a worthwhile charity at the same time it's icing on the cake, or ketchup on the burger, to use a phrase more befitting of this week's Military Matters.More >>
    The Four Winds Restaurant in Cusseta is known for the world-famous Ranger Burger, and it sold a bunch of them recently… enough to raise $1,500 for charity.

    The promotion, called Grubbin to Give, put 50 percent of the day's proceeds in the coffers of the Warrior Outreach Program.
    More >>

A man was killed in a hunting accident near Autaugaville Monday evening. Others in the man's hunting party discovered his body after an afternoon of hunting, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office.

It appears that something happened with the tree stand, and the firearm discharged hitting the hunter.  He had been out with his family. Both the Prattville Fire Department and Autaugaville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.  And the sheriff's office tells us hunting accidents are relatively rare."

"Most of our hunters in Autauga County are safe hunters, they wear orange, they do what they're supposed to do," said Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger with Autauga County Sheriff's Office.  Just something that happens, you know."

The name of the hunter has not been identified. The Alabama Department of Conservation is also investigating.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.