116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
FAYETTE COUNTY - A 17-year-old boy was seriously injured during a hunting accident on Sunday.
According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, 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, authorities said.
The boy, who is from West Union, was taken via ambulance to Palmer Hospital in West Union and later airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is listed in critical condition, authorities said.