Arcadia Mann dies of raised searching blind in Fountain County this fall – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate

CATES, Ind. (WISH) – A 69-year-old male died Wednesday after falling from an elevated hunting blind.

Jimmy Grider from Arcadia fell about 8 feet. Arcadia is a north of in Hamilton County.

Fountain County dispatchers received a 911 call about the hunter’s fall near the 2000 block on West Snoddy Road at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. That’s near Prairie Creek in rural Covington, about a mile north of the rural township of Cates and about 60 miles east-northeast of Indianapolis.

Grider died on the scene. He was not wearing a full body harness or other climbing safety gear, according to a press release from the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer.

An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of his death.

The release said, “The Indiana Conservation Officers would like to remind Hoosiers that the most common hunting-related injuries are accidents involving tree populations and elevated platforms. All hoosiers are asked to wear full body seat belts when getting on and off elevated platforms. See Hunting.IN.gov for more information. ”

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