Fairfax community welcomes home local man shot in hunting accident

Published: Oct. 30, 2022 at 7:56 PM EDT
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FAIRFAX, Vt. (WCAX) - The Fairfax community Sunday held a rousing welcome home for a local man who was shot and nearly died after a hunting accident.

Jamie Cameron was walking to a tree stand in the woods off of Main Road in Huntington when he was shot. The person who fired claimed he mistook Cameron for a bear. Cameron then spent 49 days in the hospital recovering. He finally made it back home and received a warm welcome Sunday. It’s something he says he’ll always remember.

“I’ll never forget it. It’s been a big... it’s been a blessing. They came out and supported me. It’s been a long ride and I still have a long way to go but I’m gonna get there. I got a huge support group and I couldn’t have done it without them,” said Cameron.

He says he’s thankful for all the help he and his family has received and will continue working on his recovery.

The Vermont Warden Service says Alex Gaudette, 25, of Bolton, faces felony aggravated assault charges for the September incident.

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