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Man shoots self in foot while hunting

November 20, 2011

From WishTV.com

WASHINGTON Co. (WISH) - A man is still in the hospital after he shot himself in the foot while deer hunting on Tuesday in Washington County.

Matthew Caudill of Salem was deer hunting near Enon Church Road when he accidentally shot himself in the foot, according to a release.

Caudill was climbing his tree stand and had tied a pull rope to his shot gun. As he started to pull the slack from the rope, his gun fired and hit him on his left foot.

Caudill was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Salem and later transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital.

As of Saturday, Caudill was still in the hospital in stable condition.

Medical personal are waiting to see the results of surgery before releasing him.

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