IN: Osgood man injured in hunting incident
Osgood man injured in hunting incident
Dec 13, 2010
OSGOOD, IN (FOX19) – Indiana Conservation Officers, Ripley County
Sheriff's Department and Rescue 69 EMS personnel responded to a hunting
incident, with injury, in central Ripley County at approximately 5:34 p.m.
According to Indiana Conservation Officer Steve Miller, Andrew M.
Huntington, 23, of Osgood, was hunting with a friend near C.R. 100E south of
S.R. 48. Huntington received injury to his right upper thigh when the barrel
of his friend's firearm blew up when he fired.
"An obstructed firearm barrel is being investigated as a possible
contributing factor" Miller said. Huntington was transported to Margaret
Mary Community Hospital in Batesville and later transferred to University
Hospital in Cincinnati. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening.
The incident remains under investigation.
Conservation Officers would like to remind hunters that it takes very
little debris of any kind in a firearm barrel to cause it to fail. A small
amount of snow in the end of a barrel can cause it to explode when fired.
Before attempting to clear any barrel obstruction make sure the firearm is
completely unloaded and proper cleaning tools are used.
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