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Man who fell from tree stand airlifted to hospital

October 10, 2012

BOONSBORO — A man was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he fell 20 to 30 feet from a tree stand off Townsend Road south of Boonsboro Wednesday afternoon, rescue officials said.

Rescue crews were discussing using an all-terrain vehicle to reach the man but they did not know if they could use the vehicle due to rough terrain, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor.

Rescue crews had to end up carrying the man out of the wooded area, the supervisor said.

Rescue crews reached a nearby Maryland State Police helicopter with the man at 4:49 p.m., according to the supervisor, who added the man’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The man stayed on the phone with authorities while rescue crews searched for him. The accident was reported at 3:30 p.m.

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Townsend Road is off Md. 67.

- Dave McMillion

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