TN: Hunting Accident Shooting Victim Flown From Scene

Update: Hunting Accident Shooting Victim Flown From Scene – WGRV.com

4/19/2024

One person was airlifted to the hospital Thursday evening after an apparent accidental shooting while turkey hunting near Fish Hatchery Road.

According to the report from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, a man and his son-in-law were hunting near Deer River Run Campground. The man said he was calling for the turkeys, as some were getting ready to roost but lost sight of them. He stated he saw his son-in-law’s camouflage feather piece on his shirt and mistook the piece of clothing for a red beard, as he is reportedly colorblind. The man found out he shot his son-in-law after he heard him yell.

Highlands Air Rescue was called and the victim was airlifted to the hospital with what was believed to be serious injuries at the time. Deputies were able to speak with him and asked if he believed the shooting was an accident. The victim did state he absolutely did believe it was an accident.

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