MD: NRP investigates two hunting accidents
October 23, 2010
NRP investigates two hunting accidents One fatal, one very serious
CENTREVILLE, Md. - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is
investigating two hunting accidents on the Eastern Shore.
The second hunting accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. on Willey's Neck Road,
Crapo, in Dorchester County.
The investigation has revealed that Phillip Councell, 25, of Cordova was
hunting deer with a muzzle loading rifle.
Councell attempted to load the rifle by packing black powder into the
barrel with a ramrod. The muzzle loader discharged which caused the ramrod
to severely injure Councell. A hunting companion, Howard Thomas Callahan,
25, witnessed the accident.
Callahad is a paramedic and rendered aid while calling 911 for assistance.
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