Friday, November 30, 2007
Hunter shoots himself
SANDYSTON — A pheasant hunter accidentally shot himself Thursday
morning when he dropped his gun in the Flatbrook-Roy Wildlife
Management Area, according to the state Department of Environmental
Nicolaos Koutsouris, 53, was admitted to Morristown Memorial Hospital
where his condition was unavailable late Thursday afternoon.
Koutsouris, of River Edge, Bergen County, told investigators he was
hunting pheasants about 7:30 a.m. and had shot one, said Darlene Yuhas,
a spokeswoman for the DEP.
He said that as he bent over to retrieve the bird, his gun fell
into some brush and went off. Koutsouris was shot in the calf of one
The Blairstown Rescue Squad was called to the scene along with DEP
officers and the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
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