Huron County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched over the weekend
to the scene of an accident involving a hunter who fell out of his
Around 6 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the scene of
an injured bow hunter in the woods near Minden Road in Bloomfield
Deputies say Jordon Grashik, 21, of New Baltimore, had fallen
from a tree stand, which was located approximately 1/4 of a mile
east of the road.
Grashik was hunting about 100 yards from his father, Martin
Grashik, when the incident occurred. Grashik was transported to the
Harbor Beach Community Hospital and later transferred to the Hurley
Medical Center in Flint.
The sheriff's department says he sustained a punctured lung and
other injuries from the fall.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said the department's
investigation of the accident has revealed that Grashik's tree stand
was attached to a 70-inch in diameter tree and was about 15 feet off
of the ground.
Hanson said in a news release that it appeared one of the
fastening straps used to secure it was too weak. The stand
apparently broke free after he sat upon it. Jordon was found shortly
thereafter by his father.
Hanson asked that tree stand hunters periodically check their
stands and securing devices to avoid accidents like this.
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