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A good friend of mine feel out of a tree stand Saturday 9/24/16 luckly he keep his cell phone on him {Something I never did} and he was able to call for help. A 15' fall he broke his back in three places, fractured his collar bone in two places. Broke his sternum, fractured his wrist. Was air lifted out to UT medical center where he under went emergency surgery to place a steel bar in his back. There is a 70/30 chance he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. He has a long row to hoe. So please be vigilant, and keep people informed of your whereabouts
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Oh wow. I hope and pray he makes a full recovery. Glad he is still alive. It's amazing what a 15' fall can do.

I always wear my safety vest and teach my kids the same. I also encourage my friends to do the same. I just installed safety lines with prusik knots on my fixed stands that allows us to easily stay conmected on the way up and down. I used to skimp or go cheap on this stuff or not always used it, but the last few years I am adamant about it.

Thanks for sharing the reminder.

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On 9/27/2016 at 0:04 AM, Shug said:

 

A good friend of mine feel out of a tree stand Saturday 9/24/16 luckly he keep his cell phone on him {Something I never did} and he was able to call for help. A 15' fall he broke his back in three places, fractured his collar bone in two places. Broke his sternum, fractured his wrist. Was air lifted out to UT medical center where he under went emergency surgery to place a steel bar in his back. There is a 70/30 chance he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. He has a long row to hoe. So please be vigilant, and keep people informed of your whereabouts

Sorry to hear about your friend's tree stand accident. I hope he has a full recovery.

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