Hunter shoots himself in foot with crossbow, becomes pinned to ATV
September 20, 2011
Gulf Hammock, Florida -- A Florida man shot himself in the foot
with a crossbow while hunting on Sunday night.
Florida Fish and Wildlife says 21-year-old John Champion was
alone hunting from his ATV at the Fiber Factory Hunt Club in Levy
Champion, who is a paraplegic, was reportedly cocking his
crossbow when he accidentally fired the bolt through his left foot,
pinning it to the floor of the ATV.
He was unable to free his foot, and then became stuck on some
brush when he attempted to drive out. Other hunters and family
members eventually arrived and Champion was taken to a local
hospital for treatment.
FWC investigators say he suffered a puncture wound and several
broken bones in his foot.
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