Hunter Shot Near Libby Improves to ‘Stable’ Condition

By Beacon Staff

A Colorado man who was accidentally shot while hunting near Libby last weekend has improved to stable condition, according to a Thursday status report from Kalispell Regional Medical Center and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The 60-year-old was previously listed in critical condition after he was shot in the thigh by another hunter whom he didn’t know in the Libby Creek drainage on Nov. 16.

Shortly after 11 a.m., an adult male called authorities and reported that he had accidentally shot another hunter. The hunter administered aid and found help with his son, who was also hunting.

The hunter wrapped the victim’s leg with a tourniquet before taking him to the first house that had telephone service so they could call authorities. After calling, they continued to drive towards town until they were met by an ambulance.

The victim was sent to St. John’s Lutheran Hospital where he was stabilized and then sent to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Police are investigation the incident and are withholding the names until further notice.

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