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Gun dog shoots hunter with his own gun

An Austrian hunter was airlifted to hospital after he was shot in the thigh - by his gun dog.

Walter Meier, 55, had planned to go shooting for the day at Ybbs in Austria together with his 33-year-old son when the accident happened.

A police spokesman said: "The gun had been stored in the rear boot of the hatchback with the dog. The dog was very excited and had bveen jumping around in the car when it realsied that they had parked and were about to go hunting, it was probably during this time that ther safety catch was knocked off."

When the hunter opened the door to get the gun the animal tried to get out and the gun went off - shooting the hunter in the thigh.

His son called emergency services and the critically injured 55-year-old was airlifted to the intensive care ward at Linz Hospital.

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