12-year-old OK after shooting self in foot on Youth Deer Hunting Day
October 23, 2011
From Bangor Daily News
WATERBORO, Maine — A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in
the foot on Saturday, Maine’s Youth Deer Hunting Day. According to a
press release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and
Wildlife, the boy was hunting with his uncle, Chad Whitehouse, 34,
in Waterboro when he rested the barrel of a .243-caliber rifle on
his right foot. The gun discharged after the boy was playing with
The boy was brought by ATV out of the woods to an ambulance,
which transported him to an unidentified area hospital for
treatment, according to the release. He was listed in good condition
on Sunday evening.
Due to his age, the boy’s name is not being released. Maine
Warden Service Sgt. Tim Spahr and Wardens Peter Herring, Seth Power
and Rick LaFlamme assisted at the scene. MDIF&W had no further
information as of Sunday evening.
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