Teen Recovering After Bow-Hunting Incident
Officials: Friend Mistook Victim For Deer
POSTED: 1:41 p.m. EST October 7, 2003
UPDATED: 6:14 p.m. EST October 7, 2003
INDIANAPOLIS -- A 16-year-old boy is recovering after
being shot with an arrow while hunting with a friend who mistook him for a
Jason McDowell of New Whiteland, about 20 miles south of
Indianapolis, was injured Sunday evening in the Yellowwood State Forest in
Brown County, east of Bloomington.
McDowell was walking back to his father's truck when he
was hit in the left leg by an arrow fired by a 16-year-old friend, Indiana
conservation officers said in a news release issued Tuesday.
He was taken to Johnson County Memorial Hospital, where he
had several stitches and was released.
McDowell was wearing camouflage pants, a jacket and hat
when he was hurt.
It was the first hunting accident investigated by Indiana
conservation officers since the deer season opened Oct. 1.