Hiker Mistaken For Bear Killed By Teen Hunter
A hiker was bent over, putting something in her backpack, when she was mistaken for a bear and shot by a young hunter near Rockport.
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#1 Aug 4, 2008
Does anyone else see the irony here...the victim is from a town called Oso...in Spanish Oso means bear! Truth is always stranger than fiction.
A woman hiking on Sauk Mountain near Rockport was shot and killed Saturday morning by a boy who was hunting for a bear, Skagit County deputies said.
The 54-year-old woman, from Oso, in unincorporated Snohomish County, was hiking with a friend and stopped on the trail to put something in her backpack. The boy, from near Concrete, mistook the woman for a bear and fired one shot, according to the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
After being alerted at about 10:30 a.m., search and rescue teams found the woman's body in steep terrain. The boy was accompanied by at least one adult, deputies said.
The Skagit County Sheriff's Office and an officer from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating.
#2 Aug 4, 2008
I see no irony. Just a tragidy that was preventable!
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