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IA: teen injured in hunting accident

Sunday, November 16, 2008 8:06 PM CST
Dumont teen injured in hunting accident

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) - State environmental officials say a 16-year-old Dumont boy is recovering from a gunshot wound he suffered while raccoon hunting near Waverly in northeast Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Mathew Allen was with a group of hunters at Cedar Bend Park when the accident happened late Saturday.

Officials say that when Allen tried to help hunting dogs cross a fence he stumbled, fell and his .22 caliber pistol discharged hitting him in the upper right thigh.

He was transported to a nearby hospital. Officials say his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The incident is under investigation.  

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