Man Falls From Tree While Hunting
He was taken to Rhode Island hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries on Saturday.
A man fell out of his tree stand while hunting in the woods to the rear of 80 Moosehorn Road Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Peter Henrikson confirmed Monday.
The man was taken to Rhode Island hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Henrikson said. Apparently, he fell asleep while in the stand, causing him to fall. EG EMTs had to carry the man "a couple hundred feet," Henrikson said.
The stand was not on the man's property but the chief said he was under the impression the man had permission of the owners to be there.
According to residents of Moosehorn, it is not uncommon for hunters to build tree stands in the woods behind the houses there. Deer hunting season begins Sept. 15 in Rhode Island and lasts until Jan. 2, with various restrictions.