Young Girl Shot in the Face in Mason County

A little girl, shot in the face with a pellet gun while camping with her family.  We're told the pellet was accidentally shot in her eye, Saturday afternoon.

It happened in Mason County's Custer Township. The family was camping on an island on the Pere Marquette River only accessible by boat.

After the girl was shot she was taken in a boat down the river to the Custer Bridge.  We're told that's when she was airlifted to the hospital.

A family friend tells 9&10 News the young girl is still in the hospital. They will not be removing the pellet because doctors say surgery would do more damage than to leave the pellet in.  She's expected to make a full recovery.

9&10's Ann Marie LaFlamme and photojournalist Stephanie Adkins have the details.