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Fisherman dies from gun shot wound after getting caught in a bear trap

By The Siberian Times reporter
12 September 2017

47 year old man killed after investigating a barrel which was a lethal makeshift trap with firearm attached.

A makeshift trap with a gun attached

The fisherman and a friend had stopped their car 80 kilometres from their village of Magistralny in Irkutsk region.

One of the friends walked into the forest and evidently checked out a makeshift trap with a gun attached. 

He looked inside the barrel where there was bait for bears, and disturbed the trap sufficiently for the gun to shoot. He died on the spot, according to the Russian Investigative Committee. 

His friend heard the shot and rushed to find the man.

The man loaded his friends body into the boot of his  VAZ-2121 car and drove back to the village which is 470 kilometres northeast of the village. 

Fisherman dies from gun shot wound after getting caught in a bear trap

Fisherman dies from gun shot wound after getting caught in a bear trap

Fisherman dies from gun shot wound after getting caught in a bear trap
The probe continues to find the owner of the gun, and builder of the trap


Pictures of the trap with the man's blood were released by police. Investigators say neither man owned the gun which shot the man.

The probe continues to find the owner of the gun, and builder of the trap. 

The area is known to be full of wild bears. 

Comments (2)

Very sad is this story, but sometimes...curiosity kills.
Jaker, Dundalk
15/09/2017 11:01
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It was just NOT his Lucky Day.
Darwin, USA
13/09/2017 09:53
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