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Yankton man dies in hunting accident

WAGNER--A Yankton man died in a hunting accident on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, authorities said. Yankton Sioux Law Enforcement Chief of Police Chris Saunsoci said on Monday in a press release that a 54-year-old man from Yankton was found unre...

WAGNER-A Yankton man died in a hunting accident on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, authorities said.

Yankton Sioux Law Enforcement Chief of Police Chris Saunsoci said on Monday in a press release that a 54-year-old man from Yankton was found unresponsive behind his truck on Saturday morning on the reservation.

The man had been hunting in the area, and was found by other hunters passing through who attempted first aid on the victim, according to Saunsoci. The Yankton man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sauncosi said authorities believe the victim accidentally discharged his firearm, and the incident does not appear to be suspicious. The case remains under investigation by Yankton Sioux Law Enforcement.

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