FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Fountain County deer hunter is airlifted to the hospital after a fall from a tree stand Wednesday afternoon.
DNR officers said it happened around 4:15 p.m. in a wooded area off South River Road, south of Covington.
Justin Raley, 28, of Covington, was hunting in a stand about 20 feet off the ground. Investigators said the cables designed to hold up the bottom section of the stand rusted through and broke.
Raley was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with serious internal injuries and a broken wrist.
Investigators said Raley was not wearing a safety harness.
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