Deer hunter falls more than 14 feet from his tree stand

2013-11-16T14:05:00Z 2013-11-16T19:02:27Z Deer hunter falls more than 14 feet from his tree standTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 16, 2013 2:05 pm  • 

HEBRON | A Hebron man feel more than 14 feet Saturday while deer hunting near the town.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources released a statement saying Ronald Blasko was hunting in the Hebron area on Saturday afternoon when he wanted to change locations of his tree stand.

Blasko started to remove the top strap of the stand, attached to the tree, and fell from the tree stand, the release said.

Blasko fell more than 14 feet to the ground. He was not wearing his safety harness at the time of the incident, according to the DNR release. The report said Blasko suffered leg and shoulder injuries in the fall.

Indiana conservation officers remind deer hunters that wearing the safety harness is crucial when hunting from elevated tree stands, the news release said.

The Hebron Police Department did not release a statement on the incident.

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