Coal City man seriously hurt while hunting with muzzleloader
December 12, 2011
COAL CITY -- A 20-year-old Coal City man received serious wounds
when a muzzleloader misfired while he was deer hunting Friday
Darren Collenbaugh was injured while hunting deer about 11 a.m.
in a wooded area north of 13060 South County Line Road and County
Road 300 East, near Coal City.
Collenbaugh received serious injuries to his hand and stomach,
when his muzzleloader rifle misfired, according to a press release
from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Law
Collenbaugh was taken by Trans Care Ambulance service to Greene
County General Hospital in Linton. He was then flown by Air Evac
medical helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
He had been hunting deer with his cousin Jacob Collenbaugh, 22,
and Justin Brezina, 21, both of Poland. The two men were moving
toward Darren Collenbaugh's location and both could see him when
they heard a shot. The two immediately heard him yelling that he was
injured, according to Conservation Officer Max Winchell.
Indiana Conservation Officers Dale Clark and Jason Sullivan are
investigating the incident.
The firearm has been collected to possibly determine any
contributing factors to the misfire, Winchell added.
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