UT: Wounded hunter from Roy says he is 'lucky' to be alive
October 24, 2012
By Scott Schwebke, Standard.net
OGDEN — From his bed at McKay-Dee Hospital, Jonathon Pettit
issued an emotional written statement Tuesday saying divine
intervention saved him after an accidental shooting on the opening
day of the state’s rifle deer season.
“There is no doubt in
my mind that I was protected,” Pettit, a 53-year-old Roy resident,
said in the statement recounting his harrowing tale of survival.
“The gunshot should have killed me. I am so grateful that I found
the strength to survive.”
Pettit was hunting Saturday in a
remote area near Snowville between Kelton and Locomotive Springs and
had just removed his antique .36-caliber Navy muzzleloader pistol
from his truck when the gun discharged.
“It (the bullet)
entered my right side and traveled up my body and lodged on my back
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