IA: ricocheted slug hits hunter
December 21, 2009
Iowa man injured while hunting deer
NEW MARKET, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an Iowa man was injured while
hunting deer in Taylor County when a shot missed its target and a piece of
slug ricocheted, striking him in the upper chest area.
The 41-year-old victim, Mathew Fedders of LeMars, was taken to Clarinda
Regional Health Center, and then transferred to the University of Nebraska
Medical Center in Omaha, where doctors were removing the slug fragment. The
injury is not considered life threatening.
Fedders was hunting Sunday with his son and his brother in law, who owned
the land north of New Market.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Andrea
Bevington says a ricochet causing injury is not a common occurrence, but it
does happen on occasion. The incident remains under investigation.
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