Bowhunter Found Dead
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - An Ohio man found dead near
Silverton apparently bled to death after piercing a major artery in his leg
with an arrow while tracking an elk, authorities said.
James Bender, 36, of Union Town, Ohio, was found dead by a
search and rescue team on Monday.
San Juan County sheriff's deputy John Jacobs said Bender
had an arrow loaded in his bow while walking, and may have tripped or
The arrow severed his femoral artery and he passed out
from the blood loss, sheriff's spokeswoman Melody Skinner said. She said he
had loosened his belt as if he planned to use it as a tourniquet.
''It's a typical bowhunting injury,'' Jacobs said.
Bender, believed to have died Sept. 4, died from severe
blood loss, coroner Kristina Maxfield said.
Bender's friends notified authorities Friday when he
didn't return as scheduled.