Anthony J. Latino, 53, of Robert, La., remains in good condition at
St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after suffering fractures in a
bizarre incident that left him hanging from a tree stand Thursday.
Marcelyn Love, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources, said Latino was bowhunting about 1 1/2 miles from
the village of Wrights, northeast of Carrollton, when he was
attempting to climb a deer stand about 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
"He apparently got tangled up somehow as he was climbing the tree
stand and slipped and was hanging from the tree," Love said. "He was
able to use an arrowhead to cut himself loose, then fell to the
ground, sustaining multiple fractures."
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