CT: Hunters injured as canoe flips
Lyme Man Shot In Hand Accidentally
Published on 1/25/2009
East Lyme - A Lyme man was shot in the hand when a gun discharged as he
and a friend capsized in a canoe while hunting waterfowl on the Pattagansett
River Saturday morning. Robert Bill, 65, was struck by a bullet in the hand
and Richard Sager, 63, also of Lyme, injured his hand when the canoe tipped.
They waded to shore through three or four feet of water and drove to the
hospital. Both men were wearing required lifejackets, and no charges were
The state Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental
Conservation Police were dispatched to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital at 9:30
a.m. to investigate the reported hunting accident. The incident is still
under investigation by the DEP.
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