Bow hunting accident claims life of Kelso man

The Daily News of Longview reports that Benny White, age 50 of Kelso, was accidentally killed in a bow hunting accident on Friday morning.

According to the report in The Daily News of Longview, the man and a 31-year-old companion, were hunting elk with bows near Toutle. Apparently White stopped abruptly while the two men were walking and the second man accidentally ran into White, spearing him with his arrow in the torso. The bow had not been fired.

White’s companion drove him to South Toutle Road where rescue responders attempted to revive White but he was pronounced dead.

According to state Department of Fish and Wildlife records, this is only the second archery fatality in the state since 1970s when records were first tabulated. Most hunting accidents are due to firearms, just 10 of 767 hunting injury accidents were archery-related.

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