2013 Sheriff corrects naming of parties involved in Dillon accident

Many concerned parties have contacted us regarding a shooting accident in Dillon. Montana Wounded Warriors was mistakenly identified as being involved, however no one from Montana Wounded Warriors was involved.

We received this retraction letter from the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s office. Screenshot 2013-12-11 21.58.35

 

The Associated Press also issued a “correction” to their story, as follows:

Correction: Wounded Warrior-Hunting Accident story
^Eds: Editors who used BC-MT–Wounded Warrior-Hunting Accident, sent Dec. 9 and datelined in Dillon, Mont., are asked to use the following story.

DILLON, Mont. (AP) _ In a story Dec. 9 about a hunting accident, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office, reported erroneously that the accident occurred during a Montana Wounded Warriors program. The hunt was not organized by the program.
A corrected version of the story is below:

Man injured during duck hunt
Missoula man injured during duck hunt near Dillon

DILLON, Mont. (AP) _ Officials in Beaverhead County say a man on a duck hunt over the weekend was injured when he was hit below the eye with bird shot.
Sheriff Jay Hansen says Jason Baker of Missoula shot a duck Saturday afternoon near Dillon. While retrieving the duck, another hunter from the same party shot at a low-flying group of ducks and bird shot hit Baker just below the eye.
Baker was treated in the emergency room at Barrett Hospital in Dillon and then taken to Saint Patrick Hospital in Missoula.