San Gabriel Valley Tribune

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Article Published: Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 9:31:39 PM PST

Forest volunteer wounded by arrow

A volunteer forest fire lookout is listed in stable condition at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena after being shot in the left shoulder by a hunting arrow Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The unidentified man said the arrow fell from the sky and that he did not see anyone in the area, said Kathy Peterson, spokeswoman for the Angeles National Forest.

"He is coherent, stable and in good spirits,' Peterson said.

The man was shot about 2:40 p.m. at Vetter Mountain Lookout, near Chilao Flats, in the forest near Angeles Crest Highway mile marker 44. Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Utley said a preliminary investigation shows it was a hunting arrow. Bow hunting season does not open until Saturday, Peterson said, which makes it a more serious violation if the incident was accidental.

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