Woman suffers ‘traumatic injuries’ after 15-foot fall from deer stand, SC officials say

Colleton County Fire-Rescue

A woman plunged about 15 feet from a deer stand, leaving her with “multiple traumatic injuries,” South Carolina officials said.

The woman had to be carried from the woods and flown to a trauma center after falling from the hunting stand on Saturday, Nov. 26, according to Colleton County Fire-Rescue.

Officials said the incident happened just before 6 p.m. near Pine Grove Road, roughly 60 miles west of Charleston. About a quarter-mile into the woods, crews found the injured woman on the ground.

A second woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after her off-road vehicle flipped. She had been trying to reach the woman who fell off the deer stand, Colleton County Fire-Rescue wrote in a news release.

Another recent fall led South Carolina firefighters to urge people to use safety equipment in tree stands. People also are encouraged to let others know where and when they plan to hunt, McClatchy News reported in September.

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