Tue Nov 16, 7:11 PM ET
Strange News - AP
MARSHFIELD, Wis. - An arrow smashed through a car window and hit a
hunter in the neck in the woods of northern Wisconsin, the hunter's
Bill Rusch, 50, was recovering in fair condition at St. Joseph Hospital
on Tuesday four days after the bizarre shooting mishap caused an
arrow to penetrate about 2 inches into his neck, threatening his spinal
cord, said his daughter, Jenny Gilbert.
Tim Lawhern, hunter education administrator for the state Department
of Natural Resources, said the errant arrow came from the bow of another
hunter, Rusch's companion.
Gilbert said the bow's release malfunctioned as the hunter walked
from the woods to get into the car. The arrow flew through the window
on the driver's side, missing the driver before striking Rusch.
Rusch was breathing on his own Tuesday and could move his legs and
arms, Gilbert said. His neck remained in a brace.
Gilbert said her father kept his sense of humor during the ordeal,
joking the arrow was a cheap one, "not the kind he sells," Gilbert
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