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Man dies in hunting accident in southwest Minnesota

The 39-year-old was found dead in Nobles County.

A man has died in an apparent hunting accident in southwest Minnesota on Saturday morning.

The Nobles County Sheriff's Office says in a press release that responders found the 39-year-old man from Worthington dead at 6:42 a.m.

He has been identified as Jeffrey Dean Nickel, with officers finding him in the Eagle Lake wildlife management area in Graham Lakes Township, southeast of Fulda.

No further details have been made available at this stage about how the accident happened or what caused his death.

The Fulda Ambulance, Brewster Fire and Rescue and the Minnesota DNR also responded to the scene.

Last year, only one hunting-related death was reported in Minnesota, according to DNR statistics. Figures for this year are not yet available.

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