Friday, November 23, 2007

Bath County hunting fatality was first of season....

As written here on November 11, Radcliffe Vernon went deer hunting alone on November 10 and was the first accidental fatality of the muzzleloader season.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch had a follow-up story today about the Bath County hunter who was found dead earlier this month in the woods near Lake Moomaw:
Vernon, 36, left his home in Hot Springs wearing no blaze orange clothing and made the short trip to Lake Moomaw to hunt alone in the state's T.M. Gathright Wildlife Management Area.
In a tragic accident, another hunter shot him when he mistakened him for a deer:
The bullet that struck Vernon hit his arm and severed his brachial artery before entering and exiting his chest. The shooter heard Vernon cry out and went to find help, but the blood loss was massive and the help arrived too late in that remote area.
Read the rest of the story here.

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