Campbellsport girl improving after being struck by arrowWisconsin News
-- A seven-year-old girl is getting better, after she was struck by a wayward arrow in Campbellsport on Sunday.
CAMPBELLSPORT - A seven-year-old girl is getting better, after she was struck by a wayward arrow in Campbellsport on Sunday.
Aryanna Schneeberg has been upgraded to fair condition at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital. That’s after pediatric surgeon John Densmore spent two-and-a-half hours removing the arrow during surgery. He expects the girl to be hospitalized for another week-or-two. Officials now say Aryanna was playing with a doll buggy with friends when she was hit in the back by the arrow early Sunday evening.
For now, authorities are calling it an accident – and they’re still looking for the shooter. Sheriff’s deputies confiscated a bow and arrows from a house nearby, and the State Crime Lab is reviewing the evidence. Densmore said Aryanna was fortunate that the arrow entered where it did in the left side of her back. Had it been just two centimeters away, the doctor said there could have been real problems. As it was, the arrow wounded her left lung, spleen, stomach, liver, and diaphragm. Densmore said all of Aryanna’s organs were preserved – and she’s not expected to have any permanent dysfunction.