PA: Flintstone boy recovering from accidental gunshot wound
Flintstone boy recovering from accidental gunshot wound
Dec 2, 2008
Hunter’s gun discharged, striking 15-year-old in left arm, abdomen
CHANEYSVILLE, Pa. — A 15-year-old Flintstone boy underwent surgery
after he was accidentally shot while hunting deer Tuesday in the
Chaneysville Road area of Bedford County.
The youth, who was not identified by the Pennsylvania Game
Commission, was struck in the left arm and left abdomen at about 1 p.m.,
before he was flown to Cumberland Memorial Hospital by Maryland State
Police Medevac helicopter Trooper 5. No information was available on his
Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser said the incident in
Southhampton Township occurred when a York Springs man in his late 30s
was putting a 30-06 rifle in a case on a four-wheeler or ATV.
“The firearm accidentally went off, discharging a bullet that struck
the victim through his left arm and left abdomen,” he said.
The incident remains under investigation with the assistance of state
police at Bedford. Flintstone fire and rescue volunteers and Raystown
Ambulance also responded.
Feaser said there have been five hunting-related shooting incidents
in the state since its rifle deer hunting season began Monday. Two of
the incidents involved self-inflicted injuries and three related to
accidental discharging of weapons. No information was available
concerning the medical condition of any of the injured hunters.
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