AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 21: Gavin Gardiner holds a 16-bore sidelock ejector gun by London makers J. Woodward & Sons, which is being sold with a fascinating file of correspondence relating to the ordering of the gun during a preview of his annual auction of Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns being held at Gleneagles Hotel on August 21, 2015 in Auchterarder, Scotland. The auction which takes place on August 24 is now in its 48th year. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
EASTON, Md. - A waterfowl hunter on the Eastern Shore is in Shock Trauma after a dead goose falling from the sky knocked him unconscious.
According to Maryland Natural Resources Police, Robert Meilhammer was hunting with a group of others just before 5 p.m. Thursday along Voit Road near the Miles River in Easton.
The group fired at a flock of geese overhead. One goose fell, struck Meilhammer, knocked him out and caused injuries to his face and head.
When he became conscious, the 51-year-old from Crapo was able to say who he was, but remained hazy on other details.
First responders determined Meilhammer suffered a severe head injury and took him by ambulance to Easton Airport. From there he was airlifted to Shock Trauma for further treatment.