BAKER CITY, Ore. — A Baker City man has died following a hunting accident, according to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office.
It happened Tuesday at around 6 p.m. at a home in Unity, Oregon.
Deputies say they found the victim, George Sherman Van Cleave, next to a pickup in a driveway.
The sheriff’s office says another man, Richard Toubeaux, was securing a rifle in the pickup after the parties returned from a hunting trip.
The rifle discharged and hit Van Cleave.
Toubeaux is not charged. The sheriff’s office calls the incident a “tragic accident.”