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Hunting Accident in Marion County

Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt tells KNIA/KRLS News that there was a hunting incident in southwestern Marion County early this afternoon. The incident occurred near 40th south of Tyler, when a hunter apparently accidentally discharged his weapon into his leg. Melcher-Dallas fire and rescue responded to the scene, and transported the man to a Des Moines area hospital. The incident is under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources. Sheriff Sandholdt encourages all hunters to be cautious as second shotgun season continues.