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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- It's a complicated story, but a Thurston County, Wash., man says he managed to shoot himself in the head with a .22-caliber rifle while fishing for salmon.

A sheriff's report says the man told deputies he fired a shot into the Deschutes River on Sunday afternoon but the bullet ricocheted off a rock and hit him in the temple. When he scratched the spot with his finger, he says the bullet fell out of his head and into the river. :huh:

The tale came to light although the man went home and refused to tell his girlfriend how he had been injured. After he left again, she called 911. When deputies pulled over the man's pickup truck, he told them what happened.

The Olympian reports that the man was treated at an area hospital and released.

The newspaper says the man was not cited for any violations.

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He's a Darwin Award candidate wannabee.

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He's a Darwin Award candidate wannabee.

if he continues in that path, sure is!

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gets shot whilst fishing....you're doing it wrong..

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He's a Darwin Award candidate wannabee.

He clearly deserves a 2nd chance. :p

.... refused to tell his girlfriend how he had been injured. LOL -- what male pride.

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unlucky ricochet? Anyone else reminded of this?

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I shot myself in the eye with a Gat-Gun when I was 16 in much the same way, except if I had stopped and thought about what I was about to do I probably would have realised that shooting a paper target taped to the back of a wooden backed chair would probably result in the pellet coming back exactly the same path it left the gun

Which it did, straight into the eye I was aiming with

Luckily the gat-gun is not very powerful, but I saw stars for a while

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I had a friend a long time ago that fished with dynamite. Much safer than a gun. :D

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