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posted: 10/22/2012 10:31 AM

Injured deer hunter found 4 hours after fall

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SHOALS, Ind. -- Police say a deer hunter was injured on the ground for about four hours before a hunting partner found him in the southern Indiana woods.

State conservation officers say 46-year-old Randy Scott of Lebanon was in stable condition after being taken by helicopter to the University of Louisville. Officers say Scott was climbing to a tree stand Sunday in a rural area of Martin County when he lost his balance and fell more than 23 feet.

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Emergency crews reported Scott was responsive at the scene.

Conservation officers say Scott was wearing a safety harness but hadn't yet attached it to the tree when he fell.

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