Tree stand fall injures Dubois man

By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer

DUBOIS — Indiana conservation officers are investigating a tree stand accident that injured a Dubois man early Sunday afternoon.

Timothy Emmons, 57, of rural Dubois, was in the process of taking down a ladder stand when the accident occurred at 12:07 p.m., according to conservation officers.

Authorities said the ladder stand buckled, throwing Emmons about 20 feet to the ground.

Emmons’ girlfriend, who was present at the scene, went to a nearby home to call 911.

First responders with the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department responded, located Emmons and transported him out of the woods to a waiting ambulance that took him to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for treatment of back injuries, according to conservation officers.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services also assisted.

Contact Bill Powell at bpowell@dcherald.com.




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