Hunter killed in Mendocino National Forest

Glenn County Observer

A Central California man was accidentally killed on Sunday, Sept. 25, while hunting in the Mendocino National Forest.

At about 10:25 a.m., the Glenn County Sheriff’s dispatch center received a call for medical assistance in the Mendocino National Forest for a hunter, Roberto Chavez-Revuelta of Oakdale, who had an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. The person’s location was not known at the time of the call and CHP air support was requested.

CHP H16 responded to the area and located the hunter. The hunter had succumbed to his wound and was pronounced deceased by the CHP at 2:04 p.m.

Glenn County Sheriff’s personnel, California Fish and Wildlife personnel, and Forest Service personnel responded.

The man was located down a steep embankment. With the assistance of CHP H16, he was removed from the scene and later transported to F.D. Sweet and Son Mortuary in Willows.

The scene was not completely cleared until 9:40 p.m.