MN: Tree stand fall injures hunter
Tree stand fall injures hunter
November 22, 2010
A man is in serious condition after falling from a tree stand Saturday
near St. Charles, Minn.
Jason Andring, 32, of Dover, Minn., was hunting on a family member's farm
between St. Charles and Elba at the time of the accident, according to St.
Andring's tree stand fell backwards when he started to climb down and
collapsed as he tried to correct himself, said officer Renee Hewitt, who was
on scene after the call came in at 5:53 p.m.
Andring sustained injuries to his back after a 16- to 20-foot drop and
was flown by helicopter to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., Hewitt
Andring's fall is the second hunting-related accident to happen in less
than a week. David Christopher Haven, 57, of Salem, Ore., died from injuries
sustained as a result of a 17- to 18-foot drop from a deer stand near
Ridgeway, Minn., on Nov. 16.
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