Man Injured In Fall From Elevated Hunting Blind

(THORNTOWN) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fall from an elevated hunting blind that occurred this afternoon.

At approximately 1:25 p.m., Boone County Dispatch received a 911 call of a subject who had fallen from an elevated blind near the area of County Roads 700 North and 350 West.

Darrin Roys, 55, of Advance, Indiana, was cleaning out an elevated hunting blind when he disturbed a nest of wasps. The wasps began stinging Roys, causing him to fall 15 feet backwards to the ground. Roys was not wearing a full body harness or attached to a safety line at the time of the incident.

Roys sustained severe leg and arm injuries as a result of the fall and was transported to St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis.

Indiana Conservation Officers would like to remind Hoosiers that the most common injuries during deer seasons are accidents involving tree stands and elevated platforms.  All Hoosiers are urged to wear a full body safety harness when ascending and descending elevated platforms. For more information, see  

Assisting agencies included Boone County Sheriff Department, Center Fire EMS Station 21, Thorntown Fire Station 31, Advance Fire Station 51, and Thorntown Police Department, Boone County 911 Dispatch