SPANISH FORK — A Spanish Fork man died Monday from injuries he suffered when he accidentally shot himself.
Rowland Denison, 50, died about noon from a gunshot wound after accidentally shooing himself in the stomach with a rifle earlier that day, said Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson.
Denison had been taking a rifle out of the back of his truck when the weapon discharged, Johnson said. Police received the call at 6:27 a.m.
Denison was conscious and talking to responding officers. He was taken to Mountain View Hospital in Payson. Weather conditions delayed a flight by medical helicopter to Provo for surgery. Payson doctors performed the surgery and Denison was later taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, where he died.
— Shara Park