A Warren County man was injured after falling 20 feet from his deer stand when the bottom gave way. A family member who was with the hunter immediately called 911.
Warren County was alerted to the incident just after 4 p.m. Vicksburg Fire Department, paramedics and EMT’s coordinated with the Warren County Fire Department to assist and stabilize the injured hunter who took a 20 foot plunge from atop his deer stand.
“Units arriving on the scene found a 43-year-old male,” stated Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “He was checking a deer stand, preparing for upcoming hunting seasons. It appears there may have been equipment malfunction that caused this.”
Emergency responders were able to bring the injured hunter out of the woods and place him in an ambulance where he was transported to Merit Health River Region. He was then transported by helicopter to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.
The names of the injured and the location of the accident are being withheld at the request of the victim and family.
“This is just a good time for a word of caution for people who are preparing for upcoming hunting season is to check their equipment, check the areas they are going to be hunting,” cautioned Pace. “It could have been much worse had he been in the woods by himself and not had someone there with him to immediately call 911.”