MS: Teen in critical condition after hunting accident
September 13, 2010
Heritage Academy student in critical condition after hunting accident
A 17-year-old Heritage Academy soccer player was in critical but stable
condition today after accidentally shooting himself with a shotgun Sunday
while dove hunting in Noxubee County.
Spencer Perkins was on family owned land off Highway 388 near Brooksville
when the gun went off accidentally at about 5:30 p.m., said Heritage Academy
Athletic Director Bruce Allsup.
Perkins was hunting with his brother while his father, Tim Perkins, owner
of Monroe Tufline in Columbus, hunted nearby, Allsup said.
The junior was airlifted from the scene to the University of Mississippi
Medical Center in Jackson in critical condition. He was still listed as in
critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit early Monday.
"The main thing is he is still alive," Allsup said. "We've just got to
pray for him and pray that the doctors do a good job.".
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