Columbus man dies after Ripley County gunshot

A Columbus man was killed in what appears to be an accident while hunting near Holton on Saturday.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is reporting that rescue workers found 29-year-old Anthony Thompson found unresponsive  at the scene Saturday at about 8:35 a.m. in the morning. He had a gunshot wound but no foul play is suspected.

The Ripley County Coroner’s Office officially declared Thompson dead at about 11:35 a.m.

Conservation officers say that Thompson was hunting from a ground blind in Ripley County Saturday with his brother and a juvenile when he was accidentally shot.

An autopsy was scheduled for yesterday and the results are not yet available.