It is a very rare hunting accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in the town of La Feuillée, in Finistère, reports The Telegram. While participating in a wild boar hunt with around 30 hunters, a 63-year-old man was injured by the explosion of his rifle. The hunter would have fired a first shot in the direction of a boar, but without causing a detonation. He would then have reloaded his rifle to fire a second shot. This is where his weapon exploded due to the obstruction of the barrel, specifies the daily.
Injured in the hand, the sexagenarian was transported by helicopter to the hospital of La Cavale Blanche, in Brest. According to the gendarmes of the company of Châteaulin, who went on the spot, no breach of the safety rules was noted during the beat.