On the morning of January 6, 2022, a misplaced Wisconsin hunter was rescued by helicopter after being gored by a whitetail deer. The Lewiston resident got down to observe a wounded buck the earlier afternoon on his ATV round 4:30 p.m. Portage Fireplace Division Chief, Troy Hasse says that the person discovered a 10-point buck, which then attacked him, puncturing the within of his leg and leaving him disoriented.
The Portage Fireplace Division was referred to as at 12:40 a.m. to a 120-acre non-public property in Lewiston to help the Columbia County Sheriffs workplace to find the misplaced hunter. Chief Hasse says they discovered ATV tracks and shortly a blood path from the wounded hunter. “There was a good quantity of blood,” Hasse tells F&S. “That’s how the officers truly situated him.” In line with Hasse, the person fought the deer off till it ran away. Through the struggle, the hunter obtained gored.
Officers who discovered the person stated they obtained to inside about 10 toes of him earlier than he referred to as out. The hunter was mendacity in a drainage ditch, and rescuers had to make use of a scoop stretcher to drag him out. Together with the loss of blood, the hunter was dazed, and probably hypothermic, main these on the scene to name in a MedFlight helicopter. The helicopter made a troublesome touchdown in a close-by discipline and took the hunter to the hospital.
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“This rescue was an important instance of a number of departments and entities working collectively to avoid wasting an individual’s life,” Haase stated in an announcement on the Portage Fire Department’s Facebook page. “The PFD desires to thank the Columbia County Sheriff’s Division, MedFlight, and the firefighters for responding and dealing collectively to avoid wasting the lifetime of certainly one of our residents.”