Man airlifted from Lake Granby campground in apparent shooting
September 11, 2012
A 53 year-old male who sustained a bullet wound to the head was flown by helicopter from a campground near Lake Granby to Saint Anthony’s Central Hospital in Denver at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
The call for the incident was received at 8:49 p.m. and the apparent shooting is still under investigation by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Rod Johnson.
No dispute was reported in conjunction with the incident, nor were any gunshots reported prior to the incident.
It is believed the man was sleeping in his tent when a bullet, possibly from an air gun or smaller caliber gun due to the fact that no sound was heard prior to the incident, struck the man in the head.
It was not originally believed that the wound was sustained as the result of a bullet until the physician who tended to the man stated that it was, Johnson said.
A hole was found in the tent the man was sleeping in.
“There was not a dispute reported with the incident,” Johnson said. “The guy was just sleeping in his tent and got hit.”
More details will be available as the Grand County Sheriff’s Office investigation progresses.