Dead goose falls from sky, knocks out hunter

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 18:  A group of Canada Geese fly over the Ellipse near the White House December 18, 2006 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 18: A group of Canada Geese fly over the Ellipse near the White House December 18, 2006 in Washington, DC.

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

A Maryland waterfowl hunter got a goose, but not in the way he expected.

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Robert Meilhammer, 51, of Crapo was hunting with a group near Miles River in Easton late Thursday afternoon, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said in a news release. The hunting group took shots at a flock of geese flying overhead, and one goose was struck dead, falling approximately 90 feet and striking Meilhammer.

Meilhammer was knocked unconscious and suffered head and facial injuries. The Maryland DNR says the hunter was taken to a trauma center and is in stable condition.

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