IN: Tippecanoe Man Seriously Injured in Hunting Accident
November 19, 2013
At 9:20 a.m. on Sunday, Indiana Conservation Officers, Marshall
County Police, and EMS responded to a rural area near Tippecanoe in
Marshall County for a subject that had fallen from a tree stand in
the area of Fir and 20th Roads.
Rodney Kreft 54, of
Tippecanoe, was deer hunting from an elevated tree stand when the
stand broke sending him crashing 24 feet to the ground.
Indiana has had 11 falls from tree stands resulting in serious
injuries this year alone. Indiana Conservation Officers would like
to remind all hunters inspect their equipment regularly and that the
use of a Fall Arrest System (FAS) while hunting from elevated
positions greatly reduces the risk of serious injury from falling.
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