Hunter Airlifted To Hospital After Falling From Tree
November 3, 2011
HAZLEHURST, Miss. -- A hunter was seriously injured Thursday
after falling from a tree stand in Copiah County, wildlife officials
Dustin Shelton, who is in his early 20s, was bow hunting in a
homemade wooden stand on Shelton Road Thursday morning, when he was
injured, said Jim Walker, of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries and Parks.
Shelton shot at a deer, but then the stand either collapsed or
malfunctioned, causing the hunter to fall 16 to 20 feet to the
ground, Walker said.
Shelton, who was having difficulty breathing, was taken by
four-wheeler to an area where he was picked up and flown to Hardy
Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst, authorities said.
A MDWFP reconstruction team is investigating the incident, Walker
Shelton's condition was not immediately available.
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