EUCHA — A Delaware County man was hit with a broadhead tip hunting arrow when an archery release malfunctioned in a wooded area of south Grand Lake, Sheriff Harlan Moore said Monday.
Tyler Mason, 18, of Eucha, was hit in the left shoulder with the arrow about 12:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Moore said.
James Hoffman, 33, of Cleora, told authorities he was practicing with a newly acquired used bow and archery release. The release misfired and the arrow ricocheted off a small tree and continued downhill about 40 yards, striking Mason, he said.
Mason and three friends arrived at Hoffman's mobile home to retrieve a set of pickup keys when Mason was hit with an arrow outside the residence, Moore said.
Mason was flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital where he was treated and later released.
Moore said the incident report would be turned over to the district attorney.