Scott Elliott the mayor-elect of Dunbar, West Virginia lost his arm in a hunting accident.

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor-elect of a West Virginia city has lost an arm in a hunting accident.

Dunbar Mayor-elect Scott Elliott was injured in a hunting accident Friday, City Council member Greg Hudson said in a Facebook post.

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The accident happened in the Davis Creek area of Charleston, WCHS-TV reported.

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Elliott was elected mayor in November. He is the city’s current public works director and retired in 2017 after more than 20 years with the Dunbar police department.

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