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Man Hurt Falling From Deer Stand In Branch County
Tuesday Oct 03, 2017 10:22am
Bethel Township • Bronson, MI

By: Mike Stiles

Another area hunter was injured after falling out of a deer stand.

Branch County Central Dispatch says someone did fall out of a tree stand in Bethel Township on Sunday, which was the first day of the archery deer season in Michigan. The call came in at 7:45 AM from a field south of U.S. 12 and east of Cavanaugh Road.

The hunter suffered leg injuries in the fall. The Bronson Fire Department and Life Care Ambulance went to the scene. Further details have not been released.

In a separate incident, 33 year old Brent Chester of Albion, Indiana fell from a tree stand Sunday morning in the Steuben County portion of the Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area. Two other hunters told 911 they heard someone yelling for help and followed the voice. They found Chester laying at the bottom of a tree.

He fell 16 feet from his tree stand and was not wearing a safety harness.

Rescue personnel say Chester sustained internal injuries. He was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.


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