A 15-year-old Carlton boy, Briar Newsome, died in a gun accident at the Broad River Thursday.
According to Madison County coroner Julie Phillips, the tragedy occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. The Oglethorpe County High School student had loaded a rifle and handed it to his father, Terry, who put the gun, which had a strap, over his shoulder. As the two attempted to put a boat in the river, the gun discharged and struck the child in the chest. Newsome died at the scene.
Phillips said the father was terribly distraught at the accident.
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