One Injury Reported in First Day of Shotgun Deer Hunting SeasonThe first day of the first shotgun deer hunting weekend was largely uneventful in Marion County. Only one injury was reported. A 15-year-old boy reportedly fell 12 feet out of a deer tree stand off the Kinoka Road east of Patoka Friday afternoon.
Patoka Fire Chief Blake Hyde says the boy was fortunate, receiving only a scuffed up chin and biting his tongue when falling to the ground. The incident occurred in a wooded area about four miles off the road. The boy's father was able to drive him out to the road and meet the ambulance. He was treated on the scene by Patoka Fire emergency responders.
The boy was later transported by Lifestar Ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia to be examined as a precaution. The sheriff's department also received a number of complaints about hunters being on private property without permission.
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