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Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2007

Gun accident leaves hunter in fair condition

April 19, 2007

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A Valley Falls man who accidentally shot himself Tuesday night was listed in fair condition Wednesday at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

Bryan J. Tillery, 43, was hunting turkeys about 8 p.m. Tuesday in a field in the 1550 block of Blue Mound Road when he tripped on his 12-gauge shotgun, according to Sgt. Jerry Greene, a Jefferson County Sheriff's detective.

When the shotgun went off, pellets struck Tillery in the left chest area, his neck and face, according to a sheriff's report.

Greene said Tillery was transported by a Life Star helicopter ambulance from the scene. The area is northwest of Valley Falls, Greene said.

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bresmom27 7 years, 5 months ago

That's so sad! Praying for a fast recovery!

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coolmom 7 years, 5 months ago

i am glad he is in fair condition. time to upgrade your hunter safety course.

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Angie Dick 7 years, 5 months ago

Hey! bresmom27.. Thank's for all of your kind words.. I think everything will be ok..

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