A man was seriously injured this morning when he fell out of a
tree stand in the Pattons Ridge area about a mile below the Blue
Ridge Parkway in northwestern Wilkes County.
name wasn’t available by late this morning, but he is about 40 years
old. Emergency personnel said he apparently broke both of his legs
below the knees and had other possible injuries.
fell 25 to 30 feet from a tree stand while hunting with a muzzle
When the man stood up in the stand, turned
around, fired and hit the coyote while not secured with a safety
harness, said emergency personnel, the muzzle loader’s recoil made
him loose his balance and fall out of the stand to the ground.
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