The 32-year-old Poplar Bluff man who died of a gunshot wound suffered while duck hunting at Otter Slough has been identified as Robert P. Marler.
Marler was hunting from a boat with at least one other adult Monday morning when he was hit by a shotgun blast that struck his left shoulder with pellets entering his neck. Marler was transported to Southern Missouri Healthcare where he was stabilized before being flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He died of his injuries Tuesday morning.
The shooting has been ruled accidental.