EMTs Aid a Child with Arrow in Eye
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
WILMINGTON- A 9-year old Andover boy was rushed to
Massachusetts General Hospital late last week after being shot in the eye with
Deputy Police Chief Bob Spencer said Wilmington
dispatchers received a 911 transfer call on Saturday from Massachusetts State Police.
Mark Coneeny, the boy's father, told dispatchers his son had an arrow
sticking out of his eye and he was rushing him to a Boston hospital.
Dispatchers told the father to pull into the Interstate 93
south breakdown lane and wait for an ambulance. Officer John Tully
responded with the ambulance to I-93 and met the Coneeny's black Lexus at the
Route 129 exit.
There he spoke with Bret Coneeny who told him a friend
accidentally shot him with an arrow.
"I do not know what type of arrow it was," Spencer said.
However, he is concerned by the accident. While the
accident happened in Andover, there are no rules or regulations governing who
can buy archery equipment.
Wilmington is no longer the rural community it
once was and Spencer said he wonders how careful a child will be with a
bow and arrow.
Wilmington does not allow hunting in any form within the
town boundaries, but it does not mean people do not hunt here, he said.