Over four years ago, I read “Touching the Void” and I was always intrigued by situation hikers find themselves in and the incredible things they do to stay alive.

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Who: A 48-year-old woman from Tokyo

Where: Otsuki, Japan

Her mistake: None. Maybe she could’ve been wearing bright colors

What happened: A woman was hiking with her friends in the mountains near Otsuki when a hunter spotted her. The hunter thought she was a wild boar and shot her in the thigh. Another hunter reported the incident and the woman was taken to a local hospital.

Wild boar hunting season opened 10 days before and the hunter is being charged with negligence resulting in bodily injury.

Read the story here.


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