By The Associated Press - 10/11/04
GREAT FALLS (AP) — A man was injured with a shotgun blast
Saturday morning after his hunting partner tripped and discharged his
shotgun from a distance of about 15 yards, Cascade County officials
The shot was composed of tiny pieces of lead or steel and
hit the victim in the chest.
‘‘I don't think (the injuries) are life-threatening,''
said Deputy Sheriff Bob Edwards.
The Great Falls men were hunting pheasants at the Fairhaven
Hutterite Colony near Stockett when the accident happened, Edwards said.
The victim, in his 30s, was hospitalized in stable condition
Saturday afternoon. His name was not released.
The victim's hunting partner managed to recruit help for
the rescue, and someone in the group called 911 on a cell phone. They
loaded the victim into the bed of a pickup and drove him to a nearby
road, where Mercy Flight medics took over.
Authorities do not suspect foul play, but an investigator
from the sheriff's department has been assigned to the case, Edwards
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