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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. on Sunday.

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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