Last updated 1:52PM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Hunter Dies
(2007-11-26)
(WOUB) - A deer hunter in northeast Ohio who
accidentally shot himself in the leg Monday morning has died.

Coshocton County Sheriff Timothy Rogers said 64-year-old John Zielinski of Hinckley was by himself when he accidentally shot himself just above the foot.

A 17-year-old hunter on a nearby property heard a call for help and found Zielinski near a makeshift deer blind.

The teen called his grandfather, who called 911 just before 9 a.m.

Emergency personnel were driving Zielinski to an airport, where he was to be flown to Akron General Medical Center, when his condition worsened.

Police say Zielinski died at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
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