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.