IN: Local man injured in hunting-related accident

Local man injured in hunting-related accident

11/07/2021

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting-related accident that occurred Saturday in Bartholomew County.

Just after 8 p.m., responders were dispatched to private property near the 11000 block of South County Road 800W, for an injured person who fell from a tree stand.

Zachary Burbrink, 33, Columbus, was injured when a cable securing his stand to a tree broke, causing Burbrink to fall approximately 12 feet to the ground. He was not utilizing a full body safety harness at the time of the incident.

Burbrink was transported, via helicopter, to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with a back injury.

Assisting agencies were the Southwest Fire Department, Harrison Twp. Fire Department, Columbus Regional Hospital EMS, Bartholomew Co. Sheriff’s Department.

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