Firefighters from Cal Fire San Benito-Monterey Unit respond to an accident in southern Monterey County on Aug. 13. (Cal Fire BEU)

JOLON — A hunter died on the opening day of deer-hunting season in the Fort Hunter Liggett area near Jolon on Saturday morning.

According to local officials, 28-year-old Ryan Bricker of Salinas was in a Jeep when it rolled down an embankment in southern Monterey County at about 8:40 a.m. on Aug. 13.

Bricker was taken to Mee Memorial Hospital in King City, where he later died from his injuries.

Cal Fire San Benito-Monterey Unit, whose firefighters responded to the accident, said it was a “lengthy rescue effort” to retrieve Bricker, who reports say was out hunting with friends.

Bricker was married with two young children, according to a GoFundMe account set up for his family.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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