Fremont man hospitalized after falling 20 feet from tree stand

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand fall that occurred Tuesday evening in Fremont.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 2:32 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2019 2:43 PM

FREMONT, Ind. (WFFT) — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand fall that occurred Tuesday evening in Fremont.

Officers responded to a call that a man had fallen from a tree stand around 7:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of east State Road 120.

With Indiana’s deer hunting season now open, Conservation Officers remind hunters to always wear a full body safety harness and life line system to prevent falls anytime their feet are off the ground when hunting from a tree stand, and to always check the condition of their equipment before using it.

Police say 34-year-old Matt Goins of Fremont, was hunting from a tree stand in a wooded area behind his home and was wearing a full safety harness.

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They said Goins unhooked the tether from the tree to climb down, and when he stepped on the top set of climbing sticks, the strap became dislodged.

Goins then fell approximately 20 feet to the ground.

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Goins  was able to call his wife, who then called 911.

He was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne for treatment of his injuries.

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