The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports 80-year-old Carl Folk, Jr. fell from his tree stand, sustaining injuries that required helicopter evacuation to a medical facility.
Conservation Officer Todd Lang said Folk was trying to climb down from his stand after legal hunting hours. With help from his son, Folk attempted to maneuver himself around to step off the platform of the tree stand and onto the ladder leading to the ground. He lost his balance and fell about 24 feet to the ground.
Folk was flown by helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne where he was listed in serious condition.