OH: Teenager injured in hunting accident
The Progressor Times
Teenager injured in hunting accident
A 13-year-old Carey youth was flown by LifeFlight to Children's
Hospital in Columbus Nov. 28 after a hunting accident at the state game
preserve near CH 97 and TH 26A outside of Carey.
Brandon Seifert, who accidentally shot himself in the heel of his
right foot with a 20-gauge single-shot shotgun, was hunting pheasants
with his father Rick at the time of the accident. Brandon told
authorities that he became tangled in underbrush and tripped. He said he
believed the weeds hit the trigger of his shotgun.
The Wyandot County Sheriff's Office was notified of the accident
through a 911 call at 11:43 a.m. According to the sheriff's office Rick
Seifert was attempting to slow the blood loss of his son's injury when
Lt. Neil Reidlinger arrived on the scene. Two other hunters had come to
the aid of Seifert.
The deputy put LifeFlight on stand-by and Carey EMS gave the go-ahead
for the air ambulance after its arrival. The Carey Volunteer Fire
Department set up a landing zone near the victim. The helicopter could
not land due to the soft ground so Seifert was loaded in the chopper
while it was still running.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer Brad Baake was contacted
by the sheriff's office and ODNR will investigate the accident.
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