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NH: Man accidentally shoots self while hunting

Man accidentally shoots self while hunting

September 20, 2008

RUMNEY, N.H.A Pelham, N.H., deer hunter was hospitalized Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg in Rumney.

Fish and Game says 55-year-old Alrick Hammar was bow hunting from a tree stand on Rattlesnake Mountain when he stood to stretch around 8:40 a.m.

Sgt. Brian Suttmeier said Hammar had a handgun in his pocket, which snagged on something as the hunter stood. The gun went off, wounding Hammar in the leg.

Hammar called for help on a cell phone, then walked part of the way out of the woods to meet rescuers.

He was taken to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth with a non-life-threatening wound.

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