Man, 62, who was not carrying a rifle, ‘was charged and pierced by a deer, which stabbed him with his antlers’
A 62-year-old man taking part in a hunt in the Paris area has died after being charged by a deer that fatally gored him, police said.
The incident occurred around 10am local time in the Compiègne national park, about 53 miles north-east of Paris.
The man was acting as a beater when he was struck. He “was charged and pierced by a deer, which stabbed him with [its] antlers”, a police spokesman said on Monday.
The hunter, who was not carrying a rifle, died of internal bleeding before emergency services could arrive. Police said this type of death was “uncommon”.