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Spurgeon Man Injured After Falling From Tree Stand
Updated November 8, 2016 7:04 AM
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(SPURGEON) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident that resulted in serious bodily injury.

According to conservation officers, 34-year-old Aaron Mason of Spurgeon was setting up a tree stand and trying to secure a ratchet strap when he lost balance and jumped approximately twelve feet to the ground.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper with significant injuries to his right ankle.

The accident took place on Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area in Pike County near Island Pit around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Mason was not wearing any type of safety harness at the time of the fall.

This is the sixteenth tree stand accident in Indiana in 2016.

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