Organs of S.C. 9-year-old killed in hunting accident save 3 lives, family says

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WSAV/CNN) – UPDATE: The organs of a South Carolina 9-year-old who was shot and killed in a hunting accident on Thanksgiving have saved the lives of three other children, family members say.

Vince Furtick, Colton Williams’ grandfather, shared on Facebook Sunday that his kidneys and liver were donated and given to three children.

Colton was out rabbit hunting on Thursday when his father accidentally shot him.

Family members say Colton loved every sport, the Clemson Tigers and the outdoors. Furtick told WRDW that Colton took piano lessons and won the Marksmanship Award at Camp Woodie.

Colton was a fourth grade honor roll student at Kelly Edwards Elementary School. The school said in a statement on social media that counselors will be available for students and staff this week.


ORANGEBURG, S.C. (CNN) – A nine year old boy died after his father accidentally shot him while hunting.

Colton Williams was out rabbit hunting with his father and a family friend on Thanksgiving when his dad accidentally shot him, according to family members. The group was hunting in Orangeburg County.

Colton was a fourth grade student at Kelly Edwards Elementary School in Williston. The Williston School District says counselors will be at the school on Monday and will be available throughout the week, or longer, if needed.

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