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Charges pending after man shot while hunting near Calgary: RCMP

RCMP investigate a hunting accident south of Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Global News

RCMP say a man was seriously injured when he was shot while hunting south of Calgary on Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to a rural area near Dunbow Road and 80 Street (Range Road 290), about 10 kilometres south of Calgary, just after 9 a.m.

According to EMS, paramedics had to hike through thick brush to find the patient.

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The victim was treated at the scene and then transported to hospital in Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance. EMS said the victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, RCMP said a 62-year-old man who was also reportedly hunting at the time was arrested at the scene and is facing a charge of careless use of a firearm in relation to the incident.

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He was released and is due in court on Feb. 5, 2021.

RCMP investigate a hunting accident south of Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Global News