An Elkhart man was injured Friday when he fell while removing a
tree stand from Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area in LaGrange
County, Indiana conservation officers said.
Mark J. Miller, 40, was taken by private vehicle to a hospital,
conservation officers said in a statement.
It said Miller was removing a tree stand when the ladder to the
stand bent, causing him to fall about 15 feet from the tree and
injure his right ankle.
Miller called his wife, who contacted a friend who knew the
location of the tree stand, conservation officers said.
They said conservation officers, firefighters from Stroh and
Mongo and workers from the fish and wildlife area carried him
through rough terrain to the nearest road. At the road, he was
treated by LaGrange County EMS.
The incident is being investigated by conservation officers.
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