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Bowhunter injured near Garrison

The 28-year-old from Merrifield fell from his stand

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CROW WING COUNTY — Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard reports that at 6:19 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 15, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to a man who fell out of a deer stand and was injured in Maple Grove Township.

It was reported that a family member who was hunting on the same property as Leroy Zollner, 28, of Merrifield, had talked to him by phone and knew Zollner was injured but did not know where he was.

Upon arrival, deputies and Zone 1 First Responders located him.

Deputies learned that Zollner was bowhunting when he fell 25-30 feet from his tree stand.

The Garrison Fire Department assisted with removing Zollner from the woods. Zollner was airlifted to CentaCare-St Cloud Hospital with unknown injuries.

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The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Garrison Fire Department, Zone 1 First Responders, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office UAS Team, North Memorial Ambulance Service and North Memorial Aircare.

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