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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Man Falls from Tree Stand Causing Injury
Thursday Nov 02, 2017 8:59am
Waterloo, IN

By: Sheila

According to Indiana Conservation Officers, a man is recovering after falling 18 feet from a deer stand.

It happened Thursday around 2:45 p.m. near 4599 County Road 16 in Dekalb County.

Reports indicate that 51 year-old Joseph P. Vanooyen, from Fort Wayne, was trying to attach a tree stand to a tree during a hunting trip when he fell. He hit another piece of the stand that was lying on the ground.

DNR Officers said Vanooyen was able to call the property owner, and was taken by DeKalb Health EMS to a Fort Wayne hospital. He’s being treated for injuries to his ribs and liver.

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and the Waterloo Fire Department.

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