Hunter is stable after accidental shooting
A Donelson man was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after a
four-hour search and extraction from the Cheatham State Wildlife
David M. Crow, 51, accidentally shot himself in the left side of
his lower chest with a .357-caliber gun when he dropped his gun,
according to a report by authorities.
Cheatham County Sheriff John Holder said the man was brought out of
the woods with a four-wheel-drive vehicle after responders determined
extraction by air was not possible. A deputy responded after a call
from the man's son.
"If his son hadn't been with him and called, he wouldn't have made
it," Holder said.
From the truck, Crow was moved to a boat that raced down the
Harpeth to be met by an ambulance at the Narrows of the Harpeth
recreation area. He was then taken to Vanderbilt University Medical
The man stuck his finger in the wound to stop the bleeding, the
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