A 21-year-old Riverton man was airlifted to Casper on Sunday reportedly after shooting himself in the leg with a shotgun.
According to reports, the man was duck hunting along the Wind River east of Riverton when he lost his footing on an embankment at about 8:40 a.m. Sunday.
"The gun apparently fell out of his grasp, and during the fall the weapon discharged," Undersheriff Ryan Lee said.
"The shot struck his right femur, and he landed partially in the river."
The weapon was identified as a .20-gauge shotgun loaded with three-inch magnum steel shot.
"Several details of the case remain unclear," Lee said. "The victim was unable to communicate with the investigating deputy due to being in shock."