Fishing with rifle backfires on Thurston County man
By The Associated Press
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The man said he fired into the river about 4:50 p.m. near the 9600 block of Old Highway 99, the report states. But the bullet ricocheted off a rock and struck him in the temple.
"He said he scratched the injury with his finger and the bullet fell out of his head in the river," the report states.
The man returned to his home off Old Highway 99, and he would not tell his girlfriend what had happened. He then left the scene in his pickup. He told her not to call 911, but she did anyway.
Deputies pulled the man's pickup over on Old Highway 99, and he told them what had happened.
The man's girlfriend told deputies her boyfriend "regularly goes to the river and shoots salmon."
He was not badly hurt, but was treated and released from an area hospital. The man was not cited with any criminal-law violations.
Last modified: October 02. 2012 6:22PM