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Pa. hunter dangling from tree rescued after calling 911

Ladder tree stand seen above, on the right side of the tree, is one type of stand used by hunters to make the pursuit easier.
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(CBS/AP) BRUSH VALLEY, Pa.- A western Pennsylvania hunter whose tree stand broke had to be rescued from his perch, where he was left dangling about 15 feet off the ground.

Brush Valley assistant fire chief Al Pluchinsky says James Yoder, of Johnstown, was hunting late Saturday afternoon when the stand came apart.

Yoder's feet got tangled and he was dangling, although his hunting partner helped by trying to hold his head somewhat upright while they yelled for help.

A local firefighter who lives nearby heard the distress calls and called 911. Others arrived to search and they found Yoder and his partner a little after 6 p.m.

Yoder, 63, was treated for minor injuries at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital and released.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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