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IN: Hunters hurt in falls from tree stands

October 29, 2017


PORTLAND, Ind. – For the second consecutive weekend, Jay County has been the scene of an accident involving a hunter falling from a tree stand.

According to an Indiana Department of Natural Resources release, Shawn Thobe, 44, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, on Saturday was climbing his “two-man ladder stand” when he slipped and fell backwards about 12 feet to the ground.

He was taken by ambulance to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, where he was treated for internal, back and rib injuries.

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