The volunteer fire companies of Mays Landing and Laureldale were dispatched, to assist EMS in the rescue and removal of an injured deer hunter who fell out of a tree stand in a very remote section of the township. After regaining consciousness, the hunter called a friend who knew the stand’s whereabouts, and the friend, upon arriving, called 911. Due to the remoteness, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service was requested and they assisted in the removal up to a point where the hunter was transferred to a POV. JeffSTAT took the call, and arrived before the hunter was brought out from the woods and he was flown to Atlantic City Medical Center, City Division where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Also assisting was the Township of Hamilton Police K9 Division, Atlanticare Paramedics, and the JeffSTAT flight crew.
– Fire News photo by Ken Badger