Hunting Accident Investigation in Henderson County
Date of News Release: 11/08/2014
(Henderson, KY) - Kentucky State Police responded to a hunting accident off KY 881 in the Reed community of Henderson County. James and Hannah Goins were sitting in a deer stand in Henderson County while hunting. Mr. Goins accidentally dropped the 12 gauge shotgun they were hunting with. When the shotgun hit the ground it discharged and struck Mr. Goins in both of his lower legs. Mr. Goins was able to walk to the roadway and seek medical attention. Mr. Goins was transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital were he is being treated for minor injuries. Mrs. Goins was not injured. Lt. Lonnie Bell, Sgt. Russell Roberts and Tpr. Jared Beauchamp responded to the scene. The Kentucky State police were assisted by Henderson EMS, Reed Volunteer Fire Department and Zion Volunteer Fire Department. The investigation is ongoing by Lt. Lonnie Bell U/69.