WATERBORO — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting with his uncle.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says the boy was resting the barrel of a .243-caliber rifle on his right foot while hunting in Waterboro on Saturday afternoon when it went off while the boy was playing with the safety.

Saturday was Youth Deer Hunting Day in Maine.

The boy was brought out of the woods by an all-terrain vehicle and transported to a hospital by ambulance.

He was listed in good condition on Sunday.

His name was not released because of his age.


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