Man accidentally shot while hunting in Iron County

IRON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) - A man is in the hospital after being accidentally shot while hunting in Iron County Sunday morning. 

Deputies with the Iron County Sheriff's Office said Cedar Communications received a call at 7:50 a.m. from a man asking for help for a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The caller stated they were going to State Route 14 and were on their way to Cedar City. Dispatchers said the call kept dropping due to their remote location. 

GPS was able to track the location of the vehicle just outside of Brian Head. 

Deputies and Utah Highway Patrol responded to the area and located a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on State Route 14 at 7:55 a.m. The vehicle then stopped at milepost 3 where Gold Cross Ambulance was staged. 

The victim, a 34-year-old male, had been shot in the abdomen by a 300 Win-mag rifle. He was transported to Cedar City Hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. 

The Iron County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the shooting and if any possible charges will be filed related to the incident.

Deputies say this is a tragic event and want to warn others about the importance of adhering to the rules and regulations when engaged in hunting activities.


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