PA: Hunter and son hurt as they fall from Whitehall tree stand
October 8, 2012
By Framl Warner, MorningCall.com
A Northampton hunter and his son were injured Monday night when
they fell out of a tree stand in the woods next to a Whitehall
Township cornfield, police said.
The fall happened about
6:45 p.m. along Spring Mill Road, east of MacArthur Road, township
police said. The man's injuries appeared more serious than those of
his son, who is about 7 years old, police said.
"The man was
taken away on a board," an officer said. "He was in some pain and he
was having a hard time breathing." The boy also complained of back
pain, but seemed to have fared better.
The man and his son
were strapped to stretchers were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police said it is archery season, and they believe the father
and son were bowhunting.
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