Last update: November 27, 2005
The condition of a 69-year-old Sanford man who was critically
injured on a hunting trip in Pierson has improved, a hospital official
Joseph Hart, who was hunting in Pierson off Tree Forest Court, was
shot in the leg when his 27-year-old grandson, Joseph Cogburn, tried
to unload his weapon, Volusia County sheriff's officials said.
Hart was airlifted in critical condition by a sheriff's helicopter
to Halifax Medical Center Friday night but his condition had improved
Saturday. Hart was listed in satisfactory condition, a nursing
U.S. 17 was shut down briefly after police and emergency officials
responded to the call about 6 p.m., said EVAC spokesman Mark O'Keefe
A sport utility vehicle had to be used to get Hart out of the woods
and to the helicopter, O'Keefe said.
The accident is still under investigation but it's unlikely charges
will be filed, Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson
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