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OH: Companion Shoots Firefighter In Hunting Accident

Companion Shoots CFD Firefighter In Hunting Accident

May 8, 2009

CENTRAL OHIO—A Columbus firefighter was shot during a hunting accident Friday morning.

CFD Battalion Chief David Whiting confirmed Lieutenant David Blair was shot Friday.

He was shot by his companion who was hunting with a shotgun, according to Whiting.

Whiting said the Blair was out of surgery at Grant Medical Center at 11: 44 a.m. He will recover in the hospital for a week.

Whiting confirmed the location of the shooting as Morgan County.

MedFlight confirmed a shooting victim out of a hunting accident was transported from Stockport, Ohio, which is in Morgan County, to Grant Medical Center at 6:55 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources was conducting an investigation.

Blair is a 16-year veteran of CFD. He’s a floating firefighter. He doesn’t work at any one fire station.

No more immediate information was available.

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