Fall From Tree Stand Injures Whiteland Man

(MORGAN COUNTY) – On October 12th, 2019, Conservation Officers were called to 2496 S. 775 W. in Morgan County to investigate a tree stand accident that injured 33-year-old Bradley Wise of Whiteland.

At approximately 9:48 a.m. while climbing his ladder tree stand, Wise got to the last step of the stand, began getting dizzy and passed out.

When he awoke he was laying on the ground in extreme pain.

After approximately twenty minutes he was able to reach his cellphone in his pants pocket and called a friend who was hunting the same property.

The investigation revealed the fall to be twelve feet. At the time of the fall Mr. Wise was wearing a safety harness but was not attached to a safety lanyard.

Wise was transported to Methodist Hospital by I.U. Life Line.

Wise sustained injuries consisting of multiple broken bones and spinal fractures.

Assisting agencies on scene included Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and local EMS.