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PARADISE, Cache County — A 57-year-old Utah man died Tuesday after he was shot in the back in a hunting accident.
Four adult males from Davis County were pheasant hunting early Tuesday afternoon at the Sportsman’s Paradise hunting club when one of the men slipped in the mud and accidentally fired his 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of Norman E. Newbold of Syracuse, according to Lt. Mike Peterson with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.
Newbold immediately collapsed, and the other three hunters administered first aid and called 911 for assistance, Peterson said.
Police from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, medical crews from Logan City Fire Department and Cache County EMS, and a Life Flight helicopter responded to the area at about 2:00 p.m. and transported Newbold to Logan Regional Hospital by ambulance, Peterson said.
Newbold was pronounced dead at the hospital at approximately 3 p.m., Peterson said.
The evidence in this incident indicates it was a tragic accident, and no criminal charges are being considered at this time. Further investigation with continue with assistance from the State Medical Examiner’s Office, Peterson said.