Warren County man airlifted after falling from tree stand

Published 6:15 pm Friday, September 24, 2021

A Warren County man was setting up his hunting stands when he fell from a tree on Friday afternoon.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, the incident occurred about 4 p.m.

“We received a call about 4 p.m. that a man was in the woods on his own property checking a tree stand in preparation for the upcoming hunting season,” Pace said. “He did have a family member with him while he was in the tree. It appears an equipment malfunction caused him to fall approximately 20 feet.”

Pace said 911 was called immediately, and the Vicksburg and Warren County Fire Departments and EMTs responded to the scene.

The man was transported by VFD ambulance to Merit Health River Region, where he was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

“He was conscious and talking on the scene, but no further info can be provided at this time,” Pace said.