IN: 2 area hunters hospitalized after falling from tree stands
December 4, 2012
(Lakeville, Clunette)-Indiana Conservation Officers are
investigating two separate hunting accidents which hospitalized the
Jason Dudley (46) of South Bend and Joseph Morehead
(60) of Milford sustained serious injuries when each hunter fell
from their deer hunting tree stands.
Jason Dudley fell on
12/01/2012 at approximately 5:30pm. His hunting partner heard a
crash and found Dudley lying at the base of his tree. Dudley fell
approximately 15 feet. Dudley was treated for facial
lacerations and right shoulder and back pain.
Morehead’s accident occurred on 12/01/2012 at approximately 6:03pm.
Morehead was also hunting with a partner approximately 50 yards
apart when he fell while attempting to descend from the tree.
Morehead was transported to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne and is
being treated for a fractured pelvis, fractured ribs, fractured
vertebrae, and a fracture arm.
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