20 Oct 2016

Man shot in the head with fishing bait launcher

5:15 pm on 20 October 2016

An Oamaru man is in hospital after being accidentally shot in the head with a fishing bait launcher.

The 62-year-old man was shot while trying to load the launcher on an Oamaru beach.

Bait launchers shoot out fishing line at high speed and are used for surf fishing from beaches.

The police said the man was in a stable condition in Dunedin Hospital.