Willard hunter injured, released from Toledo hospital

Cary Ashby • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM

A Willard man has been released from a Toledo hospital after being injured in a hunting mishap Tuesday morning in Greenfield Township.

Floyd Hicks, 41, of 1835 Thomas Road, had been listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. However, Hicks had been discharged as of this morning, hospital spokeswoman Jana Zervos said.

"It was reported the gun blew up," Capt. Jamey Bracken of the Huron County Sheriff's Office said about the incident, which occurred between 10:30 and 11 a.m. near Hansville Corners Road in rural Monroeville.

Hicks first was taken to Mercy Hospital of Willard, then flown by helicopter to St. Vincent.

A Mercy Hospital emergency room employee called deputies, a requirement when shooting victims are treated. Deputies then notified Jeff Collingwood of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the wildlife officer for the county.

"My investigation is still ongoing. I can't release any information," Collingwood said.

Collingwood referred further questions to wildlife investigative supervisor Paul Kurfis, who was unavailable for comment this morning.

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