Del. man hurt in hunting accident
Accidentally shot self in leg
— A Delaware man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Saturday morning after injuring himself in a hunting accident.
Scott Carroll, 44, of Glasgow, Del., was hunting with his brother on private property off Wards Hill Road when his rifle fired a round (cartridge size .3006) into the lower part of his right leg, according to Candy Thomson, spokesperson for the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
“He shot a deer and when he went to retrieve it — the land was swampy — he stumbled and his gun discharged,” Thomson said.
Carroll called for help from his cellphone just before 11 a.m., she added, and he was then lifted into a police helicopter and transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. His injuries are non-life-threatening, Thomson said.
Initially, police planned to land the helicopter, an AW139, along U.S. Route 301. But because of “the severity of injuries and remote location, an aerial extraction was completed,” according to a Maryland State Police release. The Cecilton