A hunter shot himself in the leg in rural Lengby yesterday
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Brian Zwilling, 22, from
Sartell, Minn. was climbing into his tree stand about 10 feet off
the ground when he accidentally shot himself in the upper thigh with
A local farmer had to lift a deputy up the stand with a tractor
loader to rescue Zwilling who was airlifted to Essentia in Fargo.
He remains in intensive care. Family members say the shot
shattered his knee. He had surgery Sunday morning and may have
His family says he is in a lot of pain but is expected to
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