Man Severely Injures Hand After Exploding Target Material Ignites
The Road To The Hayden Creek Shooting Pit
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Press Release:
December 28, 2012, at about 4:45 PM, members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's
Office and Northern Lakes Fire Department and EMS were advised of a trauma
call. Information was received that a
subject was being transported by private vehicle to the local area from an area
northeast of Hayden, Idaho, commonly referred to as the Hayden Creek shooting
pit, with a severe hand injury.
Sheriff's personnel met up with the private vehicle at a convenience store
parking lot in Hayden, where they contacted Dylan E. Dodd, 20, of Coeur
d'Alene, Alex L. Encinas, 23 of Athol, and Dane E. Anderson, 20, of Coeur
of the incident disclosed that after spending the majority of the day at the
shooting pit, Dodd and Encinas were attempting to start a fire. Having trouble starting the fire, Dodd and
Encinas decided to use some of their leftover exploding target material as an
accelerant. When Dodd neared the fire
with the material, which was contained in a bag, the material exploded, severely
injuring Dodd's right hand. Encinas
also suffered lower body injuries.
Anderson was not injured.
received first aid from another subject who was at the shooting pit at the
transported to Kootenai Medical Center via ambulance where he was treated for
serious but not life threatening injuries.
His currently listed in stable condition. Encinas was taken to KMC by private vehicle for treatment of his
material involved in this incident was determined to be an unidentified
exploding target material purchased over the counter at a local sporting goods
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to use extreme
care when handling accelerants or explosives and discourages the use of any
such materials outside of their intended applications.
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