PH Anthony Howland was accidentally shot while conducting a safari in Zimbabwe's Dande North concession for Gavin Rorke Safaris the morning of Wednesday, June 20, 2012. According to a brief email from Rorke, Howland and a client were crossing a small water course. When the client jumped, his rifle sling slipped off his shoulder and discharged when it hit the ground. Howland was struck by a .500 nitro in the right elbow. He was evacuated by air to Harare where he underwent surgery. According to Rorke, his arm was so badly damaged that it could not be saved and was amputated just above the elbow.