NORTHWOOD | A Mason City man was hurt in an apparent accidental firearm discharge Saturday in rural Northwood, according to law enforcement. 

The Worth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release it received a 911 report of a person with a bullet wound to the arm. 

Deputies said they were told by a witness that the injured person went into a cornfield. 

Jon Sorensen of Mason City was found in a prairie field south of 430th Street and west of Lark Lane, the sheriff's office said. He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa. 

Sorensen's condition wasn't available Monday. 

The incident remains under investigation, the sheriff's office said. 

The Worth County K-9 unit, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa DNR, Manly Police Department, Northwood Rescue and Mason City Fire Department provided assistance at the scene. 

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