NH: Man accidentally shoots self while hunting
Man accidentally shoots self while hunting
September 20, 2008
RUMNEY, N.H.—A Pelham, N.H., deer hunter was hospitalized Saturday
after accidentally shooting himself in the leg in Rumney.
Fish and Game says 55-year-old Alrick Hammar was bow hunting from a
tree stand on Rattlesnake Mountain when he stood to stretch around 8:40
Sgt. Brian Suttmeier said Hammar had a handgun in his pocket, which
snagged on something as the hunter stood. The gun went off, wounding
Hammar in the leg.
Hammar called for help on a cell phone, then walked part of the way
out of the woods to meet rescuers.
He was taken to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth with a
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