VA: More details emerge in hunting accident
More details emerge in hunting accident
The 36-year-old Virgina man who was injured Tuesday afternoon in a
hunting accident was reported in "stable condition and talking" Wednesday
morning by a Duke Medical Center spokesman, according to Julia Dixon,
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries director of media relations. Bobby
Joe Overby was deer hunting on Bold Springs Road with two companions,
including 22-year-old Ceciley Nicole Smith of South Boston, when he was
struck in the left side by a buckshot pellet fired by Smith around 2:30
p.m., Dixon said.
"A deer ran between them, and Smith fired," said Dixon. "A single
00-buckshot pellet struck Overby. Both were wearing blaze orange, and
alcohol was not a factor," she added.
Emergency personnel and law enforcement were called for the reported
shooting accident. Conservation Police Officer Brandon Harris said Overby's
hunting companions took him by personal vehicle to Boston Lumber Company to
meet emergency personnel, who then transported him to Halifax Regional
Overby was subsequently airlifted to Duke University Medical Center at
approximately 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Harris said.
The Conservation Police Officer said he spoke with a family member
Wednesday who said Duke medical personnel informed family members they would
keep Overby "for awhile."
Harris said the investigation of the incident should be completed within
the next few days.
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