Hunter Recovering from Tree Stand Fall

Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesA Bedford County hunter is recovering after falling from a tree stand Tuesday evening. Officials say 60 year old, Michael Carter, is in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said Carter was deer hunting from a stand behind his home on Benchmark Lane, when reportedly the old, wooden stand gave way. Authorities say, Carter was not wearing a safety harness and fell 12 feet to the ground, but was able to walk to a neighbor’s house for help.

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