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NY: Carthage man involved in hunting accident in Oneida County

November 24, 2017


A Carthage man was involved in a Thanksgiving day hunting accident in the Oneida County town of Whitestown.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, Darwin Cooley, 50, Carthage, at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday was hunting with his brother-in-law Travis Dam. 42, Whitesboro, in an area north of the village of Whitesboro when Mr. Cooley shot at a deer that ran between the two of them and the bullet grazed the side of Mr. Dam’s head.

Mr. Dam was able to walk to his four-wheeler and drive out on his own and was transported by Central Oneida County Ambulance, to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, then transferred to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to a Sheriff’s Department release.

Sheriff’s investigators and state Environmental Conservation Police are investigating the incident. No charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing.

Whitestown, Whitesboro and Yorkville police assisted at the scene.

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