Hunting accident victim remains hospitalized
December 27, 2007
YOUNGSTOWN — The teen who shot himself while hunting Thursday, is
out of intensive care and in stable condition at St. Elizabeth
Health Center, according to a hospital official.
The 15-year-old boy from Mercer, Pa., was transported to St.
Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown after he shot himself in the
arm with his muzzleloader while deer hunting, according to Reno
“Jay” Reda, wildlife officer with the Ohio Department of Natural
“A muzzleloader to hunt deer is safe, the boy was not doing
anything nefarious by using a muzzleloader,” Reda said.
The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in the Hall Road/
Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road area.
“The ODNR Division of Wildlife investigates all hunting-related
injuries,” Reda said. “The investigation is ongoing, but at this
time we do not fore-see any charges being filed.”
According to Reda, all hunters under age 17 must be accompanied
by an adult, are subject to all licensing requirements, and all
first-time hunters in Ohio must complete a hunting education course.
Copyright © 1999-2006 cnhi, inc.
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.