Dead goose falls from sky, knocks hunter unconscious

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.

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