By Louis Short / Sun-Times Staff
6 January 2004
GREERS FERRY - A father-son hunting trip turned to tragedy
early Sunday when Brady Galloway, 14, of Greers Ferry was accidentally
shot after being mistaken for a deer.
The boy and his father, Gary Lynn Galloway, 47, were hunting
on private property near Greers Ferry when the accident occurred, according
to Keith Stephens, Assistant Chief of Communications with the Arkansas
Game and Fish Commission.
He said the two had split up after arriving at the nearest
deer stand, and neither was wearing hunter orange.
Brady was shot through his hip, causing extensive bleeding,
and because of the remoteness of the area, rescue efforts were unsuccessful.
The shooting is still under investigation, according to
Fatal hunting accidents in the state are down from last
year, according to Stephens. "We've had three this year compared
to five last year," he said.
"Everyone needs to make sure they know what they're
shooting at," he cautioned.
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