An apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound was the cause for a 911 rescue call Tuesday evening at a residence near DuBois, according to a news release from the Richardson County Sheriff’s Office.
Responders located Ryan Clark, 38, in a wooded ravine about a third of a mile from his residence and Clark was first transported to the Falls City Community Medical Center by the Humboldt Rescue Squad and later by helicopter to Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln. According to the release, the bullet from a .22-caliber rifle entered Clark’s upper-left chest and exited through his back and was reportedly non life-threatening.
The 911 call was received at approximately 7 p.m. and it took some time for rescuers to locate Clark. Members of the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department, Richardson County Sheriff’s Office and Richardson County Emergency Management Director Brian Dixon, who is a paramedic, all assisted in the rescue effort.