Fatal Accidental Shooting at Skegness

The following shocking accident happened last week at Skegness, near Wainfleet, in Lincolnshire.

Two men went on the sea coast for the purpose of shooting wild fowl; one of them having occasion to re-prime his piece, the other inadvertently stood before the muzzle, the gun suddenly discharged itself, and, shocking to relate, separated his leg a little below the knee.

Being at a considerable distance from medical assistance, he remained in a state truly affecting for six hours, and then expired.

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Source: Northampton Mercury – Saturday 24 January 1795

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