ME: Industry man hospitalized following bird hunting accident in Starks

Industry man hospitalized following bird hunting accident in Starks – Lewiston Sun Journal


An Industry man was in stable condition at a Bangor hospital after he was mistakenly shot by a friend while the pair were bird hunting last weekend in Starks, according to the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The two were hunting Saturday in a field behind the town office in Starks when their dog went on-point toward nearby woods, Mark Latti, a spokesman for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said in an email late Wednesday. David Dorr, 66, was walking ahead of his friend, a woman in her 60s from Rhode Island, when she moved into the woods to flush out the bird.

She fired when the bird flew up and pellets struck Dorr in the face, chest and arm, Latti said. He was taken by ambulance to Madison where he was then transported by LifeFlight of Maine to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Dorr was in stable condition Wednesday evening.

Latti did not release the name of the woman, saying the investigation by the Maine Warden Service is ongoing. Charges could be filed, he said, but that will ultimately be determined by the district attorney’s office for Somerset and Kennebec counties.




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