Spanish Fork man dies after accidental shooting

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11 2014 9:45 a.m. MST

Rowland Denison, 50, died Monday from an accidental gunshot would he received earlier that day.


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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

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