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Hunter hurt in fall from deer tree stand

November 20, 2011

From HeraldBulletin.com

BEDFORD — A 61-year-old Bedford man sustained injuries after falling about
17 feet while hunting deer in Lawrence County, according to the Indiana Conservation Officers.

Jeff Elkins sustained facial, shoulder and back injuries.

According to a press release, Elkins attempted to step onto a stand fixed to a tree at about 9:30 a.m. Friday when the stand gave way.

Elkins was wearing a safety harness at the time of the fall however Elkins had not yet attached the harness to the tree.

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