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Hunting accident kills Cedar Key man

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM
CEDAR KEY -

A Cedar Key man has been killed in a hunting accident.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators said 63-year-old John Freddrick Alford was hunting hogs with a youth on private property in Rosewood on Saturday.

At some point during the hunt, the pair separated. The youth saw several hogs crossing a narrow road and allegedly shot one with a 16-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot. Alford was about 200 feet from the shooter and was hit by buckshot.

He was pronounced dead at a Gainesville hospital.

Wildlife officials are investigating the shooting. No other details were released and authorities did not reveal the youth's age.

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