18-year-old Ryan Rearick speaks out after he was accidentally shot by his father. Doctors say he will be okay.
Ryan Rearick and his dad, Christopher, have hunted on the same farmland for years. Saturday, they had a perfect set up.
Their dog was on point, the bird flushed and both father and son had a straight away shot.
Christopher says, "When I shouldered my gun like I normally do, took the safety off and when I did...I hit a dirt clod or something in the front. It forced me off balance. I fell to my right going down and my right knee and gun fell the way I was going and the gun discharged--hitting Ryan in the side of the head."
Ryan says, "I just remember getting hit with something in the back of my head. I just dropped to the ground. My eyes kind of flashed. The next thing I know I'm sitting with my head in my hands and my hands have blood all over."
Ryan had been hit with 15 to 20 pellets from a shotgun shell. To make matters worse, cell phone signal strength was weak out in the field.
Ryan had to be strong and walked almost the length of two football fields before the phone kicked in and help arrived.
Christopher says God was with them, because his son will recover.
"With the holiday season and everything coming up, I just hope people remember what's really important. It's your family, it's not the material things we get in situations like this that make you step back and think about life and how precious it is."
Again, Ryan should fully recover. He and his father hope to hunt again one day.