IA: teen injured in hunting accident
Sunday, November 16, 2008 8:06 PM CST
Dumont teen injured in hunting accident
WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) - State environmental officials say a 16-year-old
Dumont boy is recovering from a gunshot wound he suffered while raccoon
hunting near Waverly in northeast Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Mathew Allen was with a
group of hunters at Cedar Bend Park when the accident happened late
Officials say that when Allen tried to help hunting dogs cross a
fence he stumbled, fell and his .22 caliber pistol discharged hitting
him in the upper right thigh.
He was transported to a nearby hospital. Officials say his injuries
are not thought to be life threatening.
The incident is under investigation.
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