Thursday, October 23, 2008

Polish father shoots son because "I thought he was a boar

A 61-year old from Krotoszyn, western Poland, accidentally shot his 36-year old son on a hunting trip during the weekend.

The tragedy happened in a cornfield in Chachalnia, around 5km south of Krotoszyn. Local police have said that the death was unintentional.

The father added that he heard a rustling in the field very similar to that of a wild boar, and shot at the area where the sound was coming from.

An immediate rescue attempt by a medical team was unsuccessful, and the son died in situ. Police have said that the father was sober, and both had gun and hunting permits.

Another reason given for the death was due to heavy fog in the area at the time of the tragedy.

The father has as yet not been charged by police.