Dog Shoots Man?
Has anyone heard of this before?
Tillamook-area man, hunting in boat, hurt when dog triggers shotgun
by Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian
Saturday November 22, 2008, 2:17 PM
A Tillamook-area man was shot in the leg while duck hunting with his brother this morning when his dog -- a 3-year-old yellow Labrador -- somehow touched the man's 12-gauge shotgun.
Matthew Marcum, 23, and his 20-year-old brother were on the Tillamook Bay near Bay City. Both were outside the 11-foot open aluminum boat when the accident occurred, according to Oregon State Police.
The shotgun blast blew a hole in the left side of the boat and struck Matthew's leg. Matthew was taken to Tillamook County General Hospital and later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center in Portland for treatment. The extent of his wound and his condition were unknown.
Troopers investigating the incident found the shotgun's safety had been in the off position.
-- Tom Hallman Jr.; firstname.lastname@example.org