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.