A 20-year-old man was found by rescuers
with 14 pellets in his chest, neck and face after a hunting mishap.
Oct. 22--HOWARD -- A 20-year-old Brookings County man was
wounded in a hunting accident Saturday evening.
of Aurora, was hunting with family and friends about seven miles
west of Howard around 6:30 p.m., when he was struck by a shotgun
blast from one of the hunters.
Oines was treated at the
scene by a Howard Ambulance crew, which gave him oxygen and
stabilized him before transporting him around 8 p.m. to Avera Queen
of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
He had 14 pellets in his
chest, neck and face, but was alert and talking at the hospital
before he was transferred to Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls,
by an ambulance crew from Brandon around 10 p.m.
Conservation Officer Andy Petersen said there was a second minor
hunting accident around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when a hunter, identified
only as a "Texas hunter in his 40s" was accidentally struck in the
lip by a shotgun pellet, while hunting with a party in northwest
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