A Whiteland man was in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital after a weekend hunting accident.

Bradley Wise, 33, was taken by lifeline to Indiana University Methodist Hospital on Saturday after he fell 12 feet from a ladder while hunting in Morgan County.

Wise was in critical condition on Tuesday morning, a Methodist Hospital spokesperson said.

Wise was climbing his tree stand just before 10 a.m. Saturday, but got dizzy and passed out, according to an Indiana Department of Natural Resources news release. When he woke up, he was laying on the ground in extreme pain, the news release said.

Once he reached his cell phone, he called a friend who was hunting on the same property, and that friend called 911.

Wise suffered multiple broken bones and spinal fractures, according to the news release.

He was wearing a safety harness, but it was not attached to a safety lanyard, the news release said.


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