HURRICANE, Washington County — A man was shot in the face while pheasant hunting with friends, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The accident happened Monday morning in rural Washington County.

"Several friends were out pheasant hunting, and a bird flew up," Washington County Sheriff's Lt. Jake Adams said Tuesday. "One of the hunters didn't realize his buddy was down-range from him. He shot the bird, and some of the pellets hit this guy."

The man was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and then released.