Deer hunter injured in fall climbing tree
November 5, 2012
MIDDLESEX TWP — A bow hunter was hurt Tuesday afternoon when he fell while climbing up to a tree stand in woods off Logan Road in the township, authorities said. The man, whose name was not available, fell about 8 feet, landing awkwardly on his feet, said Middlesex police Sgt. Randy Ruediger. “He thought he may have dislocated his hip,” Ruediger said. “He was in a lot of pain.” The man, believed to be in his 30s from the Prospect area, was out hunting with two friends in woods about 200 yards off Logan Road when he fell shortly before 5 p.m. He used a cell phone to call those friends, who were close by but did not see the accident, authorities said. Rescuers found his bow on the ground near him. A Saxonburg Ambulance crew treated the man before firefighters placed him on a backboard and in a Stokes basket, said Chief Dave Metz of the Middlesex Township Volunteer Fire Company. The man was loaded onto a firefighter’s Ford Explorer and driven out of the woods.