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Oct. 12, 2009
Pennsylvania Teen Injured While Rabbit Hunting With Family
Augusta, Maine - A 17-year-old Coatsville, Penn., man was hit by pellets in his mouth and leg when his uncle fired at a rabbit while hunting today in Mayfield Township in Somerset County.
The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. today off Hayden Road. The hunting party of seven people, mostly family from Pennsylvania, were using six beagles to find rabbits.
According to statements given to the Maine Warden Service, the dogs were working a thick patch of woods when they started a rabbit. The teen knelt to scan the undergrowth for the rabbit approximately 20 feet into the woods off the grassy road., according to Warden Rick Clowry.
The teen's uncle, Lewis Ammon, also of Coatsville, Penn., told Game Wardens he fired into the woods at the rabbit, and struck the teen in the mouth and right leg.
The teen's brother brought him out of the woods to a truck, and he was transported to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. The teen was treated and released.
The incident is under investigation.
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