OREGON CITY — Nicholas Anderson, a 2012 La Salle College Prep graduate, died April 13 after being shot during a hunting accident.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, at St. John the Apostle Church in Oregon City, followed by a reception.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to Southeast Bartell Road near Boring at approximately 7:45 p.m., where Joseph Danna, 19, of Happy Valley had been hunting coyotes and mistakenly shot the 19-year-old Oregon City man.
Following a hasty high-angle rope rescue to pull Anderson out of a steep ravine, he died on the scene before he could be transported by Lifeflight to receive medical care.
Danna is cooperating fully with the investigation, said the sheriff’s office.
Anderson is survived by his parents, Laura Anderson and Craig Anderson; stepmother, Trina Anderson; sister, Megan Anderson; brother, Sam Anderson; stepsisters, Jessica and Cassidy Smith; and grandparents Susan and Donald Brostoski.
La Salle students and staff held a prayer service in the school chapel earlier this week.
“May [Anderson’s family] be embraced by the healing power of our prayers during this difficult time,” said a note to La Salle students.