Actor dies during opening weekend of hunting season
By Associated Press. CREATED Nov 24, 2013
TOMAHAWK (AP) -- Authorities say a Tomahawk native who was a comic actor living in Los Angeles died after a day of hunting on the opening weekend of deer season in Wisconsin.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department identifies him as 50-year-old Jay Leggett.
Emergency crews were called to a cabin near Tomahawk just after 4 p.m. Saturday. They arrived to find family members performing CPR on Leggett. Paramedics continued without success. The coroner responded and pronounced Leggett dead.
Witnesses told officers Leggett had returned from a deer stand on an ATV just before collapsing.
At least two other hunters were injured in opening weekend accidents. A 52-year-old man was shot in the leg in a deer stand in Sheboygan County. A 32-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand Saturday in Grant County.