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IN: 2 area hunters hospitalized after falling from tree stands

December 4, 2012

From JournalGazette.net

(Lakeville, Clunette)-Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating two separate hunting accidents which hospitalized the victims.
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.
Joseph 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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