Sunday, December 4, 2005 6:21 AM CST
By The Courier staff
WEST UNION --- Two hunters were shot in the leg in separate
incidents Saturday in Fayette County.
Timothy Lammers, 39, of Hazleton, was injured by a self-inflicted
wound to his leg by a handgun Saturday morning. Lammers was with a
group of hunters Saturday morning at a farm east of the Volga River
State Recreation Area when he was showing a handgun to friends and the
gun fired, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of
Natural Resources. He was taken to a hospital in West Union and then
was transferred to Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
Jeff Koester, 43, of Eldorado, was injured when he and a group of
four other hunters were dragging two deer and one of the people in the
group slipped, resulting in a shotgun firing and hitting Koester in
the upper thigh Saturday morning. He was also taken to a hospital in
West Union and transferred to Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. No
information was available on patients' conditions.
Both incidents remain under investigation by the Iowa Department of
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