ME: Two hunting accidents reported Saturday
October 3, 2010
Two hunting accidents reported Saturday
CHARLESTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The incident happened around 1:30
Saturday afternoon while the teen was bird hunting with three other people.
According to the Maine Warden Service the three hunters had leaned their
shotguns against a truck parked on Ridge Road in Charleston.
When one gun tipped over, knocking over another shotgun, the 15- year-old
tried to catch the gun before it hit the ground.
According to Maine Warden Service Sgt. Christopher Simmons, the gun went
off as the teen grabbed the end of the barrel.
Also Saturday officials say twin 12-year-old brothers were bird hunting
on Covell Road in Fairfield when one of them fired at a bird and
accidentally hit his brother.
The injury is being described as non life-threatening.
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