A member of the Box Elder County SWAT team shot himself in the ankle Friday when his gun accidentally went off during a training exercise.
Box Elder Sheriff Deputy Kevin Potter said the victim was a 42-year-old male officer who had been working with the team for seven years. The officer was climbing a steep ravine at the Docs Flat Campground when an AR-15 rifle that was slung over his back discharged and hit him in the ankle.
Emergency dispatch was contacted about 1:15 p.m. Friday. The man was taken Brigham City Community Hospital by helicopter with non- life-threatening injuries, Potter said. The incident is under investigation.