Blairstown Man Injured in Hunting Accident

A Blairstown man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg Saturday while pursuing a coyote across a field near Keystone in Benton County.

41 year old Brian McManemy was a passenger in a pickup truck while coyote hunting when one of the firearms in the vehicle discharged and struck him in the left leg. He was transported to a Cedar Rapids hospital with non-life threatening injuries. .

The incident happened just north of Highway 30 at 13th Avenue, southwest of Keystone.

The incident remains under investigation by the DNR. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.