Emergency personnel in Gibson County responded to a deer hunter's
call for help Saturday evening, in the Big Four Bridge-Coffee Chute
area, along the Wabash River, in west central Gibson County. Around
4:30 PM, Sunday, the Gibson County Sheriff's Department dispatch
received information that Avery Manns, from Princeton, who was deer
hunting, may be injured and was incapacitated and unable to seek
The call first came in as a tree stand fall, but further
information established health issues were the reason for the
hunter's incapacitation. The Owensville Volunteer Fire Department,
the Owensville Police Department, Medic 4-South Gibson Medical
Service, Duke Energy Security, St. Mary's Life Flight, and Indiana
Conservation Officers responded to the scene.
Due to the remoteness of the area, initial contact by first
responders was made on foot. Eventually, rescuers were able to reach
31-year-old Manns by all-terrain vehicle and transport him out of
the woods to waiting medical units and St. Mary's Life Flight where
he was then transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment.
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