West Union Boy Injured In Hunting Accident

A 17-year-old West Union boy was seriously injured during a hunting accident on Sunday.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says that  the teen was squirrel hunting on private property around 1 p.m. Sunday when he tripped over a log and impaled himself through the neck on the barrel of his rifle. The rifle did not discharge.  The boy was taken to Palmer Hospital in West Union and later airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is listed in critical condition.