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


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