OH: Marblehead man hurt in hunting accident
October 20, 2008
BAY TOWNSHIP — A Marblehead man was injured Saturday morning in a gun
mishap when duck hunting with his son in Sweeney Marsh, according to a
report from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
John T. Clemons, 59, was hunting with his son from a boat around
10:15 a.m. when the incident occurred, the report says.
According to the report, Clemons had fired his shotgun several times
Saturday morning before firing a shot that exploded the barrel and
Clemons’ son Jason took his father to shore by boat and met EMS
crews, who transported Clemons to Magruder Hospital, according to the
Investigators from the sheriff’s office determined that a defective
shell had misfired, causing a wad to lodge in the barrel and block the
next shot, the report says.
A person answering the phone at the Clemons residence refused to
comment and hung up.
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