Cedar Key man dies in hunting accident

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A Cedar Key man was killed in a hunting incident near Rosewood Saturday evening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.

John Freddrick Alford, 63, was hunting hogs with a juvenile on private property off State Road 24 in Rosewood.

The two hunters separated during the hunt, investigators said. The juvenile saw several hogs crossing a narrow road just west of his location. He shot one time at the hogs, using a 16-gauge shotgun, loaded with No. 1 buckshot.

Alford was approximately 220 feet from the shooter and was hit by the buckshot, investigators stated. He was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

FWC continues to investigate the incident.