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Sheriff confirms identity of youth shot in hunting accident

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

SVEA -- Brady Damhof, 13, was shot in a hunting accident shortly before noon Saturday in Fahlun Township.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog confirmed the name of the victim this morning.

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Damhof was airlifted from the scene and taken to North Memorial Hospital. A call to the hospital this morning seeking information about his condition was not immediately returned.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 3 and County Road 4 in Fahlun Township, according to a release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office. The intersection is about two miles east of Svea and about a mile and a half north of Kandiyohi County Park 1, which is on the far western tip of Big Kandiyohi Lake. The Sheriff's office is investigating the incident.

Hartog said he received a preliminary report on the shooting Saturday. It appeared that the boy had been walking ahead of an adult while hunting, he said. When the adult stumbled after stepping into a hole, the gun went off.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and were assisted by Blomkest First Responders, Willmar Ambulance, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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