In the Jekabpils region, a wounded boar attacked a hunter

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At the end of last week in the Jekabpils region, a wounded wild boar attacked a hunter, as a result of which the man was repeatedly injured, the State Forest Service confirmed to the The Postedia portal.

As Forest Service representative Iveta Pavziniuka explained, the circumstances of the incident are currently under investigation. Since the head of the hunt did not report the incident in a timely manner, the information is summarized so that a report on the accident during the hunt can be compiled.

The Forest Service urges hunters to use caution and follow the precautionary measures outlined in the Hunting Regulations when searching for an injured animal. In turn, the service reminds hunting directors that, according to Article 51.13 of the Hunting Regulations, infrequent cases related to the use of firearms or other means, or to the attack of a animal, should be immediately reported to the Forest Service and State Police.

Seven animal attacks in 10 years

During the period 2012-2022, 403 hunting safety violations were recorded and 29 accidents occurred, five of which resulted in death, according to information compiled by the Forest Service.

Two deaths occurred during an illegal hunt, and in one of them a stranger died.

In five cases, five victims were the perpetrators of the incidents, in 16 cases other participants in the hunt were to blame. In seven cases, participants in the hunt suffered as a result of an attack by a wounded animal.

According to information available to the Forest Service, the most frequent cause of accidents is shooting at the line of hunters, second in careless handling of weapons, and third in shooting at an unidentifiable target.

Source: delfi

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