NY - Hunter accidentally shot in foot
Hunter accidentally shot in foot Staff reports
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
JOHNSBURG -- A Pennsylvania man was injured when he accidentally shot
himself with a rifle while hunting in woods near Thirteenth Lake on
According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the hunter
accidentally shot himself in the foot with a .270-caliber rifle. He was
identified as Julio C. Blanco, 65, of East Stroudsburg, Penn.
Warren County Undersheriff Robert Swan said the man was hunting
alone, and his wounds weren't believed to be life-threatening.
Blanco was taken to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment after he made
his way out of the woods and found help at a home on Beach Road.
He had been hunting from a tent in the woods on the south side of the
lake, and made his way to a canoe to row across the lake to find help
after he injured himself, police said.
Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Lamouree said the rifle was new to Blanco, and he
told police it discharged as he lowered it. It was unclear if he was
moving at the time.
Lamouree said the shot hit the instep of Blanco's left foot, and hit
a bone near his big toe.
The Northern Zone deer hunting season started Saturday, and this
appears to be the first local hunting accident of the year.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation was assisting
sheriff's officers with the investigation.
This story will be updated on poststar.com as more details