Austin man dies in apparent hunting accident

Published 2:48 pm Saturday, December 26, 2009

Minnesota deputies say an Austin man has died in an apparent hunting accident.

Authorities found the body of 44-year-old Bernard Olson on Thursday evening.

Fillmore County deputies were investigating a report of a missing person when they found Olson’s parked vehicle.

They followed tracks in the snow to his body. An initial investigation suggests Olson might have fallen on an arrow, injuring himself too severely to make it back to his vehicle.

Deputies from the Mower County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation, along with LeRoy area fire and ambulance services.

Fillmore County is in the southeast corner of the state.