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Olympia man taken to Harborview Medical Center after hunting accident

October 12, 2017

From Kaitlin Bain, YakimaHerald.com

NACHES, Wash. -- A 28-year-old Olympia man is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after accidentally shooting himself in the elbow while hunting near Rimrock Lake Thursday.

But it took more than two hours to get him there after a helicopter had to turn around due to of inclement weather.

The man was hunting with a primitive, muzzle-loading rifle, said sheriff’s Sgt. Judd Towell. Just after 10:30 a.m., he slipped and dropped his rifle, which fell behind his arm and discharged — shooting him in the back of the elbow, said Chief Criminal Deputy Ed Levesque. Deputies would not release the man’s name Thursday.


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