Cherokee County emergency personnel were dispatched to a wooded area off County Road 14 Sunday morning in response to a report of a deer hunter falling out of a tree stand.
The call came in at 9:43am with the Ellisville Fire Department and Floyd EMS units arriving on the scene first. Due to the extremely rough terrain they had to walk deep into the woods to reach the victim, who was then transported to an area hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time. The entire operation took almost an hour due to the remote location.
The Cherokee County Rescue Squad, who had also been dispatched, was cancelled.
Bow season in Alabama opened October 15th.