Four people were treated at the Clay County Medical Center following separate hunting-related accidents today.
Sheriff Gary Caldwell said the first incident occurred at the Robert Sanneman farm near Idana around 3 p.m. when a hunting had stopped to ask permission to hunt.
Bruce Esslinger, 37, Overland Park, Dennis Esslinger, 39 rural Clay Center, and Sanneman, 78, were struck by buckshot when former Clay County resident Jeff Pohlman laid his shotgun down inside the truck and it discharged through the side of the vehicle.
All three men were treated and released from the hospital.
Later, twoard the evening, Caldwell said Hoyt Hartner, 27, Clay Center, was struck in the chest when his brother Kenny’s shotgun fired after it was laid down on a wheelbarrow. The accident occurred as they were target shooting with blue rock at the Hartner farmstead southwest of town.
Hartner was treated and released the next…