Indiana man injured in hunting accident - News, Weather & Sports

Indiana man injured in hunting accident

WASHINGTON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A hunting accident in Washington County has left a Medora, IN man seriously injured.

According to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Mark Collins, 51, was hunting near Coates Road west of State Road 135 on Sunday when he fell 17 feet to the ground while trying to climb down a ladder-style tree stand. The accident happened at approximately 5:45 p.m. The release says he was not wearing a safety harness at the time of the fall.

Collins began yelling for help and fired his gun to try to attract attention. Hunter Justin Couch heard Collins yelling and came to his aid.

Collins was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known, but according to the press release, he complained of a lack of feeling in his legs.

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