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Roy man critical in hunting accident

A 53-year-old Roy man is listed in stable but critical condition after he accidentally fired a black powder rifle into his chest on the opening morning of the deer hunt.
Box Elder County Sheriff Lynn Yeates said the man was hunting in Kelton Saturday and was attempting to remove the rifle from the back seat of his pickup truck when the weapon discharged, striking him in the lower right side of his chest.
The man drove himself to the Locomotive Springs area, but began to loose consciousness, and called 911. Several deputies and a fire marshal in the area responded to the scene and were able to stabilize the wounded man until Life Flight could land. The victim was put on oxygen before being flown to an Ogden hospital. Yeates said the man was going in and out of consciousness and his blood pressure was extremely low when transported.


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