Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Hunting Accident
Report Number:
2013-34228    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Hunting Accident
Location:
Mendocino National Forest Rd M1, Covelo Ca
When: Date: 10-17-2013 Time: 1530
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Edgardo A Godoy 52 Rodeo, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
         
Written by: Lieutenant Kirk Mason
Synopsis: On 10-17-2013 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to mile post marker 11.2 on Road M1, located in the Mendocino National Forest, near the community of Covelo, regarding a hunting accident.

Upon arrival MCSO personnel learned that an adult male had been shot while hunting. According to a witness a member of the hunting party saw a wild pig approximately 70 yards uphill and across a ravine from his location. Not seeing the victim, the hunter shot at the pig. When he went to the area where he last saw the wild pig, he located the victim, who had a single gunshot wound. This witness (whose name is currently being withheld as the investigation is continuing) immediately rendered aid to the victim and called for help on his hand held radio. Other hunters quickly arrived at which time they assisted in rendering first aid as well.

The victim was moved to the M1 Road where first aid was continued until medical personnel from CAL-FIRE and the National Forest Service arrived. Medical personnel from CAL-FIRE and the National Forest Service rendered aid to the victim for at least 10 minutes, at which time a medical team from Cal-Star landed to assist. Upon arrival of the medical flight team the victim was pronounced dead.

Upon further investigation it was determined the victim in this case received a single gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. The Victim was later identified as Edgardo Alberto Godoy, 52 years of age, from Rodeo, Ca.

The names of the witnesses and other involved parties to this incident are currently being withheld as the investigation into this matter continues.

Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani