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Man killed in hunting accident outside of Colfax identified

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Whitman County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hunting accident outside of Colfax. Whitman County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hunting accident outside of Colfax.
COLFAX, Wash. -

Update: The man killed in a hunting accident outside of Colfax Saturday morning has been identified as 31-year-old Nicholas Nava-Farias of Kennewick. Officials believe Nava-Farias was hit by a single round from a muzzleloader rifle accidentally fired by a member of the group.

The incident remains under investigation by the Department of Fish and WIldlife.

Previous coverage:

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office reports one person has died after an early morning hunting accident outside Colfax, Wash. Deputies and emergency crews responded to the call of an injured member of  a hunting party near Glenwood Road about four miles east of Colfax.

Because of the remote location of the accident, first responders were delayed in their initial attempts to locate the victim of the shooting. 911 dispatchers worked with members of the hunting party by phone to perform CPR on the injured hunter until crews could make it to the hunting party. But by the time emergency crews located the hunting party, the injured hunter had died.

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office and officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife continue to investigate the shooting.

The identity of the hunter has not been released.

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