IA: Centerville man injured in fall from tree stand
November 6, 2012
CENTERVILLE, IOWA -- A Centerville man was injured Tuesday after
falling from a tree stand while hunting deer in Appanoose County.
Blake A. Havard, 25, was hunting deer on private property east
of Centerville when he fell approximately 17 feet from his tree
stand Tuesday morning. Havard had a crossbow in his hand and then
began to descend when he slipped on the first step of his ladder
stand and fell to the ground where he landed on his backpack
containing antlers and calls. He was not wearing a harness a safety
harness at the time he fell.
Havard was airlifted to Mercy
Medical Center in Des Moines where he was being treated for bruises
as of late Tuesday afternoon.
There have been three personal
injury falls from tree stands reported so far this year, but it is
believed that there are many more that don’t get reported.
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