A 60-year-old Wisconsin man was enjoying a weekend pontoon ride when he was unexpectedly shot in the left shoulder. Police believe the gun was fired by someone on the river shoreline and say the shooting appears to be accidental.
The man is expected to make a full recovery. "The rib pretty much stopped the bullet," he said, "Higher or lower, would have hit the lung or got the spine."
The local sheriff estimates that the .22 caliber shot was capable of traveling a mile or more and reminds those using guns to take extra precautions and make sure they shoot in a safe manner.