A hunter who was shot in the back on Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska has been identified.
Twenty-five year old Jason Lindley was flown to Seattle for treatment.
The Coast Guard says Lindley’s hunting party reported the shooting at about 9 a.m. on Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter in the region heard the call and flew to the hunting party’s location near Hawk Inlet, where crew members were able to pick Lindley up.
Lindley was taken to emergency medical personnel in Juneau, then stabilized at Bartlett Regional Hospital for transport to Seattle.
Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says troopers are investigating and planned to question members of the hunting party.
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