MI: Hunters injured after storm blows blind from tree
November 23, 2013
Karen Stephenson and Melinda Diment are thankful to be alive.
The two friends, both of Midland, survived a harrowing
experience late Sunday afternoon while deer hunting on private land
near the corner of Jefferson and Letts roads — during the rainstorm
that was accompanied by high winds which caused extensive damage and
power outages in the area.
As Stephenson and Diment sat in a
hunting blind in a tree about 20 feet above the ground, the strong
wind caused the tree that held the blind to split, and the wind
carried the blind out of the tree, turned it upside down, and
brought it crashing to the ground with the two women inside.
After waiting several minutes for the storm to die down, Stephenson
and Diment were able to walk away from the destroyed blind, albeit
with many bruises and with Diment sustaining a sprained wrist and
Stephenson a hurt shoulder.
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