Quantcast

Hunter Rescued After Hanging From Tree Stand - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Hunter Rescued After Hanging From Tree Stand

Posted: Updated:

UNION COUNTY, Ky. (WFIE)-- A hunter is luckily alive after losing his footing and falling out of a tree stand.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, a man hunting outside of Uniontown called for help. He was hanging upside down about 25 feet up, dangling from a tree stand.

His foot was caught and his harness was still attached.

"The importance of the harness? It saved his life," firefighter Larry Mosley said.

Dispatchers, with the help of his cell phone provider, were able to ping his location and send first responders to that spot in a heavily wooded area off of HWY 360. That man, who lives out of state, said his legs were starting to go numb.

Within about 10 minutes of the initial call, first responders were in the area. They found the woods were so dense, they decided to put a rescue boat in at the nearest drop point, but they ended up not needing it.

"There was another boat already in the water and the guy was nice enough to let us board his boat and take us down the creek to find this gentleman's boat," firefighter Junior Hargrove explained.

Union County Volunteer Firefighters tell 14 News the man was hungry, tired and sweating, but was otherwise okay. He refused treatment on the scene.

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Train Fatally Strikes Person On Tracks In Winchester

    Train Fatally Strikes Person On Tracks In Winchester

    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:54:58 GMT

    WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authorities were investigating Sunday morning after a train hit and killed a person on the tracks in Clark County. The fatal accident happened overnight on Corporate Drive near Enterprise Drive. According to a witness who works nearby, a CSX train hit a person walking on the tracks. Check back with LEX18.com for more on this developing story.

    WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authorities were investigating Sunday morning after a train hit and killed a person on the tracks in Clark County. The fatal accident happened overnight on Corporate Drive near Enterprise Drive. According to a witness who works nearby, a CSX train hit a person walking on the tracks. Check back with LEX18.com for more on this developing story.

  • Report: Teen Falls From Viewing Area Near Lake Cumberland

    Report: Teen Falls From Viewing Area Near Lake Cumberland

    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:55:25 GMT
    MGNMGN

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Emergency crews were responding Sunday morning after a teenager reportedly fell near dam on Lake Cumberland. According to a Facebook post by Laker Country, WJSR-104.9 FM, a 17-year-old male fell from a viewing area south of Wolf Creek Dam. The post says Russell County Sheriff's police were responding to the scene. Check back with LEX18.com for more information on this developing story.

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Emergency crews were responding Sunday morning after a teenager reportedly fell near dam on Lake Cumberland. According to a Facebook post by Laker Country, WJSR-104.9 FM, a 17-year-old male fell from a viewing area south of Wolf Creek Dam. The post says Russell County Sheriff's police were responding to the scene. Check back with LEX18.com for more information on this developing story.

  • Man Finds Rattlesnake Under Hood While Trying To Start Car

    Man Finds Rattlesnake Under Hood While Trying To Start Car

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:01:55 GMT
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via APNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation via AP
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via APNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation via AP
    HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine - the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.      The man says the snake slithered across the engine block and curled up on the battery as he opened the hood of the car earlier this month in rural Hancock, on the Pennsylvania border about 115 miles northwest of New York City. State environmental conservation police officers were called out t...
    HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine - the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.      The man says the snake slithered across the engine block and curled up on the battery as he opened the hood of the car earlier this month in rural Hancock, on the Pennsylvania border about 115 miles northwest of New York City. State environmental conservation police officers were called out t...
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2018, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?