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Man falls from Noble County tree stand

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Sunday in the area of County Road 9663 East and County Road 1000 North.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017 2:00 PM
Updated: Nov. 19, 2017 2:44 PM

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) - A man was taken to the hospital after falling from a homemade tree stand Sunday morning.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Sunday in the area of County Road 9663 East and County Road 1000 North.

Conservation Officers said Alan L. Fordeck, 66, fell 12 feet while trying to shoot at a deer.

Fordeck had a cell phone and was able to call for help from deep in the woods.

Fordeck was transported to Parkview Noble Hospital for treatment to his right leg.

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