Young hunter hospitalized after accidental shooting
November 14, 2011
BLUE EARTH, Minn. - A hunting accident southeast of Mankato sent
one juvenile to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries over
Faribault County sheriff's office says five juveniles were duck
hunting on Rice Lake Sunday morning when one of the kids' shotgun
fell into the water.
The barrel of the gun was plugged with mud. A round was shot from
the gun causing the end of the barrel to explode. As a result of the
explosion, a piece of the barrel struck another young hunter in the
group. That juvenile was taken to a hospital in Blue Earth before
being airlifted to another hospital in Rochester.
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