INDIANOLA, Neb. -- The Nebraska Game and Parks said they are investigating a deer hunting incident that left a 20-year-old Indianola man seriously injured. 

Game and Parks said the hunting accident happened on Sunday around 5 p.m. in Red Willow County. 

The 20-year-old man was accidentally shot by a rifle that belonged to a 54-year-old man, who was following him and another hunter up an embankment. 

Officials said the 20-year-old was flown to Bryan West Medical Trauma Center in Lincoln for treatment of his injuries. 

Game and Parks said this is the fourth hunting incident reported in 2022 and the third in three days. In comparison, eight hunting incidents resulting in person injury were reported in 2021 and five incidents were reported in 2020. 

Game and Parks said they are investigating the incident. 

The November Firearm Deer season closed Nov. 20.