Longtime New Richmond, Wis., man dies from accidental gunshot wound
Mike Geraghty, 55, of rural New Richmond was found dead Sunday morning in a farm field.
According to St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts, Geraghty was outside hunting coyotes when the accident occurred.
Shilts said it appears Geraghty was trying to get through or step over a fence when his rifle accidently discharged.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene around 11:43 a.m. Sunday, but the accident likely occurred 10 to 11 hours prior to that, Shilts said.