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Iron County Sheriff investigating hunting accident

October 8, 2017

From Bree Burkitt,

Officials say the 34-year-old man is in critical, but stable condition

A 34-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in what authorities are describing as a hunting accident.

A news release from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office said the male was not wearing hunter orange when he was shot in the abdomen with a .300 Win Mag rifle by another member of the hunting party. His identity has not been released at this time.

Cedar Communications received a 911 call at approximately 7:50 a.m. saying the man had sustained the gunshot wound and that the party was traveling on SR-14 to Cedar City, the release said.

The call dropped multiple times due to bad reception in the area, but the GPS coordinates showed they were located outside of Brian Head.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper located the vehicle traveling down the highway at a high speed at 7:55 a.m.

The vehicle carrying the injured man stopped at mile post 3 where a Gold Cross Ambulance was waiting.

The victim was transported to Cedar City Hospital. He is currently listed under critical, but stable condition.

ICSO is investigating the incident. Any possible charges are pending at this time.

“This is a tragic event which shows the importance of adhering to the rules and regulations when engaged in hunting activities,” ICSO Lt. Del Schlosser wrote in the release. “The Iron County Sheriff’s office wants to express our deepest sympathy to the family and victim and hope for a full recovery.”

This is a developing story. The Spectrum & Daily News will have more information as it becomes available.

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