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Wounded bow hunter rescued from woods in town of Ulster

October 31, 2011

From RecordOnline.com

TOWN OF ULSTER -- The Ulster Police Department investigated an incident Sunday in which a hunter was injured when he fell from his tree stand while hunting near his residence.

At about 5:22 p.m., Joseph A. Scalfari, 65, 841 Ulster Landing Road, Town of Ulster, was bow hunting in a tree stand when he fell approximately 20 feet to the ground.

Scalfari suffered a back injury and was unable move, but used a cellular telephone that he brought with him into the woods to call his neighbor for help. His neighbor then called 911 to report what had happened.

Scalfari was located by members of the East Kingston Fire Department and Ulster Police on the ground near his tree stand. A six-wheel all terrain rescue vehicle was specially called from the Ruby Fire Department.

Ulster Police, and firefighters from East Kingston and Ruby, and ambulance personnel from Mobile Life Support, removed Scalfari from the wooded area using Scalfari's four-wheel ATV and the six-wheel ATV from the Ruby Fire Department.

Scalfari was taken by Mobile Life Support Ambulance to the Kingston-Ulster Airport then airlifted by LifeNet Medivac to Albany Medical Center.

Scalfari's condition at this time is unknown.

Agencies involved in incident are as follows: Ulster Police Department, East Kingston Fire Department, Ruby Fire Department, Ulster Hose Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Ambulance, and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.

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