TN: Flag Pond teen shot in hunting accident
December 4, 2009
Flag Pond teen shot in hunting accident
According to the Tennessee Wildlife resources Agency, a Flag Pond teen
was shot during a Thursday night hunting accident.
According to a press release, the 16-year-old was shot around 8 p.m.,
while racoon hunting on private land in Unicoi County. The youth and another
16-year-old from North Carolina were loading dogs and equipment into their
truck when the accident occurred.
"The North Carolina youth laid a .22 caliber rifle on the ground," reads
a press release. "The gun discharged and a bullet struck the youth in the
leg below the knee."
The victim was transported to Johnson City Medical Center by EMS. TWRA
did not provide the extent of injuries or current condition.
They did note that the North Carolina teen did not have a Tennessee
The accident is under investigation by the Unicoi County Sheriff’s
Department and the TWRA.
Return to Hunting Accident Index
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.