GA: Young hunting shooting victim faces more surgery, long recovery
September 3, 2012
A 13-year-old boy that was accidentally shot while dove hunting
near Hurricane Shoals Park on Saturday night is doing well — but
faces more surgery and a long recovery, according to his father.
Colin Hitzges sustained a shotgun wound to his left ankle as a
dove hunt was finishing, according to his father, Jamie Hitzges.
Colin was taken by helicopter to Children’s Healthcare of
Atlanta at Egleston, where he underwent six hours of surgery to
repair the damage to his ankle and install a stabilizing halo in his
leg at his ankle. Surgeons also removed a vein from his upper thigh
and grafted it into the ankle area to re-establish blood flow.
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