Published on Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:00
Hunting accident in Paynesville Township
Saturday, Nov. 3, at 5:20 p.m. the Stearns County Sheriff's Office answered to a report of a hunting accident at 26536 Copperfield Road in Paynesville Township.
Deputies met with the victim at the Paynesville Hospital who said he was sitting in his deer stand when he accidentally shot himself in the foot with his shotgun. The 14-year-old boy from Eagan had been hunting alone when the incident happened and noone else was injured. The boy had a firearms safety certificate, and had a few years' hunting and shooting experience.