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Onaga Teen Killed In Hunting Accident

An Onaga teenager was accidentally killed Saturday in a hunting accident.  Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat reported the sheriff’s office was contacted at 7:15 a.m. and told there was a gunshot related accident in a rural area near Havensville in Pottawatomie County.

Emergency personnel found 15-year-old Mitchell Hermreck who had been shot.  Hermreck was transported to the Community Hospital in Onaga, where he was pronounced dead.

Riat says Hermreck was turkey hunting with a friend who accidentally shot him.  The incident was investigated by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Hermreck was a freshman at Onaga High School.  Funeral mass for Hermreck will be held Wednesday morning in Onaga.

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