Elderly man falls 30 feet; airlifted to Syracuse Medical

NORWICH – Emergency crews rushed to the scene of an accident Wednesday after a 70-year-old man fell 30 feet while setting up a tree stand.

The 70-year-old hunter and his wife were in the woods over half a mile from Wheeler Avenue in the Town of Norwich when the accident took place. The elderly man was setting up his hunting platform about 28 feet above the ground when he slipped and fell at around 1:55 p.m.

The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown, but emergency crews reported he suffered head injuries and was having convulsions.

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