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NJ State Troopers save hunter after shotgun accident in Sussex County

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – NJ State Troopers’ quick actions save hunter after shotgun accident earlier this month in Sussex County.

On Jan. 19, at around 5:44 p.m., troopers from Troop “B” Sussex responded to a hunting accident at the Paulinskill Wildlife Management Area in Hampton Township.

Upon arrival, troopers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound from a shotgun. The troopers quickly initiated life-saving measures, applying tourniquets and chest seals.

After stabilizing the victim, troopers carried the victim approximately 200 yards to an open area where a State Police Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) awaited.

Due to challenging terrain and weather, the troopers used the UTV to transport the victim to the awaiting ambulance.

The man was then taken to a local hospital, where police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

“Kudos to all the troopers involved!” NJ State Police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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