IN: Arcadia man dies in fall from hunting blind

https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/arcadia-man-dies-in-fall-from-hunting-blind/531-2a552669-ce53-4c84-913c-5ef34104225b

04/21/2021

Indiana Conservation Officers say an Arcadia man died Wednesday morning in a hunting mishap in Fountain County.

Police were called to the 2000 block of West Snoddy Road at about 11 a.m. on a report that a person had fallen from an elevated hunting blind.

The location is south of Covington, Indiana.

According to a media advisory from IDNR, 69-year-old Jimmy Grider fell about eight feet. He was pronounced dead by the county coroner. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Police said Grider was not wearing a full body harness or any other climbing safety gear at the time of the incident.

Conservation officers used the announcement of the accident to remind hunters of the dangers of using tree stands and other platforms above ground.

“The most common hunting related injuries are accidents involving tree stands and elevated platforms.  All Hoosiers are urged to wear a full body safety harness when ascending and descending elevated platforms,” the department wrote.

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