Hamblen Man Injured in Fall from Treestand

MORRISTOWN, Tenn (WVLT) -- A Hamblen County man has been injured in a hunting accident.

Alan Ricks from TWRA says Kenneth Gregg, 36, of Morristown, was injured Friday morning, November 2, 2007, when he fell from a tree stand.

The accident happened on an island on Cherokee Reservoir as Gregg was preparing for muzzleloader season which opened the next day.

The TWRA says Gregg told them he was standing on screw-in tree steps attaching his treestand to the tree when he fell approximately 20 feet to the ground.

He was not wearing a fall restraint system.

Gregg called TWRA on a call phone and officers and paremedics got him to the Lifestar helicopter.

Gregg was taken to U.T. Medical Center with lower leg and foot injuries.

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