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Man released from hospital after impaling himself with arrow

HITTERDAL, Minn. - A man who accidentally impaled himself with an arrow near here has been identified.

WDAY Radio News reported Gregory Moll, 45, of Moorhead was expected to be released Wednesday from Fargo's MeritCare Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

Moll was bow hunting and walking through a corn field when it began raining Tuesday. He was walking back to his truck when one of the arrows came out of his quiver and somehow it jammed into his inner thigh, Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said.

Moll called his wife on a cell phone and she called for help.

Authorities began trying to find Moll about 6 p.m. but initially had difficulty locating him, Bergquist said. They found Moll about two miles east of Hitterdal.

Bergquist said the arrow narrowly missed an artery.