Hunter falls from tree stand in Newaygo Co.; airlifted to hospital

BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A hunter fell from a tree Saturday morning in Newaygo County, and is now being treated for injuries at a hospital.

The accident occurred around 8:47 a.m. in a wooded area near Fitzgerald Avenue and W. South River Drive in Bridgeton Township, east of Twin Lake.

Newaygo County Central dispatchers confirm a 25-year-old man fell nearly 30 feet from a tree stand.

It took a while for police to locate the man and for AeroMed to find a safe landing zone, near Bailey and Swanson roads.

Dispatchers tell FOX 17 the man was airlifted to an unspecified hospital.

There was no information about the injuries he sustained, or how the accident happened.


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  • Matt

    Please all my fellow hunters wear a tether or some type of fall device. If you have a hunter in your family they make a great present

  • Pat Gradisher

    I listened to this on the police scanner yesterday. If he had not brought his cell phone with him, I hate to thi k of what could have happened to him. It was stressful listening to first responders attempt to locate him. Glad that they found him, and hope he recovers.

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