Salina Hospital Official Hurt In Hunting Accident

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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January 31, 2013

A Salina hospital official sustained minor injuries when he was accidentally shot during a weekend hunting excursion in northern Kansas.

The Salina Journal reports that Joel Phelps, chief operating officer of Salina Regional Health Center, suffered pellet injuries mostly to his legs in the accident Saturday. Phelps says he was injured when another hunter tripped and the gun that hunter was carrying discharged. He declined to name the other hunter.

A Salina trauma surgeon who was also part of the hunting group treated Phelps at the ranch and said the wounds were superficial.

Phelps says he was back at work Monday and that he reported the incident Wednesday after learning that all shooting incidents have to be reported.

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