UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been established for the family of an Illinois man killed in a hunting accident on Saturday.
To see the fundraiser, visit here.
“Seth Egelhoff was one of a kind and had a smile that could light up any room,” the GoFundMe says. Money raised will help cover funeral expenses. reached you in the event you would like to add it to your existing or continuing coverage. Nearly $50,000 has been donated.
The fundraiser says, “Seth Egelhoff was one of a kind and had a smile that could light up any room. Anyone that knew him, knows he would do anything for just about anyone and ask for nothing in return.”
As of Thursday night, nearly $50,000 has been raised.
EARLIER: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating a fatal hunting incident in Guthrie County, according to a news release.
Seth Egelhoff, 26, of Chesterfield, Illinois, was killed Saturday while waterfowl hunting at the Bays Branch Wildlife Area in Guthrie County, the release says.
The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department received an emergency call around 1 p.m. about a hunter suffering a gunshot wound to the face at Bays Branch Wildlife Area. Egelhoff was transported by Panora EMS. Lifesaving measures were given enroute to Life Flight but were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased shortly after leaving the scene.
The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa DNR Law Enforcement Bureau.
The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department, Panora EMS, and Iowa State Patrol assisted in the investigation.
The wildlife area is open for public use.