October 12, 2009
11-Year-Old Boy Dies In Georgia Youth-Hunt Accident
By Dave Hurteau
From the Dawson News & Advertiser:
An 11-year-old Dawsonville boy who was shot in the head when his gun accidentally discharged in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area on Friday has died.
John Wayne Corcoran was transported by air to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite following the incident, which occurred just before 6 p.m. He died at the hospital later that night.
According to authorities, Corcoran was hunting with this grandfather, Bernard Corcoran of Dahlonega, during an adult-child hunt when the incident occurred.