Spanish Fork man dies after accidental shooting

By Erin Alberty and Bob Mims

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: February 10, 2014 08:05PM
Updated: February 10, 2014 11:02PM

A 50-year-old Spanish Fork man died Monday after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach.

Rowland L. Denison had been conscious and communicative when police received a 911 call and found him at 2021 E. Canyon Road about 6:30 a.m. Monday. He told officers he was removing his .270-caliber rifle from his vehicle when it fired, striking him in the stomach.

He was taken to Mountain View Hospital in Payson, where doctors wanted to fly him to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, said Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson. However weather conditions prevented the flight, so Denison underwent emergency surgery in Payson. He later was flown to Utah Valley, where he died Monday afternoon.

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