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Hunting Accident in Marion County Hospitalizes Vinton Man

Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 at 6:29 am

A hunting accident early Saturday afternoon in Marion County sent a Vinton man to the hospital with a non life-threatening injury. The Department of Natural Resources reports that Daniel Higdon 34, shot himself in the leg on accident when holstering a handgun while hunting near the 140th Avenue and Highway 14, west of Pella. Higdon was transported by Pella Ambulance to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigated the accident, and was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.