Man accidentally shoots himself in chest with crossbow

A 45-year-old Ottawa man accidentally shot himself in the chest with his own crossbow last weekend.

Paramedics were called to Marlborough Forest at about 6 p.m. Sunday, where the man had spent Sunday hunting deer with a group of friends according to CBC.

The medics were told the man was unloading the crossbow at the time of the mishap. The man’s friends helped him to a main road, where they were met by paramedics, who transported him to a local hospital.

He is listed in serious but stable condition.