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Moorhead man hurt in hunting accident

A 24-year-old man was injured Saturday morning when a dog he was hunting with accidentally hit a shotgun. John Eugene Swanson of Moorhead was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls after the accident that occurred while goose hunting in Ot...

A 24-year-old man was injured Saturday morning when a dog he was hunting with accidentally hit a shotgun.

John Eugene Swanson of Moorhead was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls after the accident that occurred while goose hunting in Otter Tail County with three friends.

According to the Otter Tail County sheriff's office, Swanson was lying on the ground when the 6-year-old golden Lab hit the shotgun, causing it to fire.

Swanson was struck in the right arm, causing extensive, non-life-threatening injuries. He was flown to North Memorial Hospital in the Twin Cities for surgery.

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