Ol' Backwoods has high respect indeed for firearms trainer extraordinaire and former police officer Massad Ayoob. So, it was with some trepidation that I read he was in a helicopter accident in St. Lucie County, FL, while on a feral hog hunt.
Ol' Miguel at Gun Free Zone brings us the story:
Live Oak — Two Live Oak men were involved in a helicopter crash in St. Lucie County around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.Thank the LORD. Glad to know they are OK. "Mas" Ayoob, as many of us call him, is a real friend to the 2nd Amendment movement, and a fine trainer besides. Ol' Backwoods owns several of his training DVDs and books.
Jonathan Strayer, 46, and Massad Ayoob, 64, were treated and released at Raulerson Memorial Hospital in Okeechobee, as was the pilot, William Harward, 55, Miami.
UPDATE: Mas gives us the rundown on his Backwoods Home blog. With bloody pictures, so if'n you're squeamish, you might wanna stiffen yer liver first. It ain't bad, though.