IA: Hunter shot in the face
November 11, 2009
Man wounded in hunting accident
BELLE PLAINE, Iowa
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a Michigan man
has been injured in a hunting accident in Tama County.
According to authorities, Adam Post of Howell, Mich. on Wednesday was
taken to Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids after being struck with shotgun
pellets in the face and chest. The shot was fired by 56-year-old Leas Hill
of Salem, Va.
The accident occurred near Belle Plaine.
Investigators say the two had taken a break from hunting for lunch when
Hill closed the action on a double-barrel shotgun. The shotgun fired, with
pellets striking a nearby truck and ricocheting to strike the 33-year-old
Conservation Officer Brett Reece says the accident is a reminder to
hunters to always make sure their firearm in pointed in a safe direction at
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