Youth Hunter Injured In Hunting Accident In Grainger County

Monday, September 01, 2014

A 10-year-old boy from Knoxville was injured Monday evening after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while dove hunting at Buffalo Springs WMA in Grainger County.

TWRA officers report that around 5:45 p.m., the young man accidentally fired his shotgun into his foot and was then air lifted to UT Medical Center in Knoxville with non-life-threatening injuries.

Records indicate that he was a graduate of the TWRA Hunter Education Program.

The incident is under investigation by the TWRA.


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