A very tragic story

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  1. pastorjim08

    pastorjim08 Grizzled Veteran

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    A very tragic story *UPDATED*

    I know you guys probably get tired of hearing this but please wear your safety harness. A 32yr old guy who lives about 40 miles from me died Sunday after made the decision to have his own life support turned off. He had fallen from his stand on Saturday and was completely paralyzed. Can you imagine being conscious enough to have to decide whether to live paralyzed or let yourself die. I don't know all the details but this is a horrible tragedy for him and his family. Be safe out there guys.

    UPDATE:

    Newlywed Tim Bowers chooses to go off life support and die ONE DAY after he fell from tree and became paralyzed | Mail Online


    Blessings..........Pastorjim

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  2. Matt

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    Wow, you just never know! Thanks for posting Jim.
     
  3. tynimiller

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    Geesh...man talk about perspective.
     
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    Wow:( Not cool.
     
  5. Cablebob

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    Terrible and very sad.
     
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    Very sad indeed.
     
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    wow i dont know if i could make that decision. my harness gets hooked up before i step one foot off the ground and doesnt come off until both my feet are back on solid ground. with todays technology a safety harness is a no brainer!
     
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    Wow. Be safe out there guys.
     
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    WOW...thanks for sharing that.
     
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    Very sad prayers for the family
     
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    Really sorry and sadden to hear a story like this... Pray for strength for his family and loved ones <+><


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    Very sad indeed!! Condolences to the family. This is why I do and always will make it a ground hunt day if I forget my harness. Better safe than sorry.
     
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    Thanks for posting Jim! I work with this man's father and his sister is my teacher. A very sad time here in our small town. Prayers to the whole family!
     
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    From what I have heard, Tim was hunting Saturday when he slipped climbing up/or down from his treestand. He fell approximately 16ft. He was supposed to meet his wife of 3months and the rest of the family to go out to dinner that night. When his wife had tried calling him and got no response, she had his dad and another guy go to check on him, when they found him, he had been lying on the ground for 5-6 hours. Air lifted to hospital, completely separated his neck from the base of his skull (I believe C4 vertebrae). He was still conscience through Sunday, Sunday night under his own power he advised that he wanted to be taken off life support. I will post any new details as I find out. Prayers and all be safe out there!
     
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    Sickening
     
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    If you have cell service please text your loved ones with a location when you get into your stand so at least they can find you if you don't come home.. Take it from a guy that has been in intensive care from a fall. Belt up and let someone know where you are.
     
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    Terrible story. Certainly not how a day in the woods is supposed to end. Keep this story in mind next time you're climbing in and out of your stand. Only 16 ft.

    Just sad. I can't imagine.

    My deepest condolences.
     
  18. pastorjim08

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    Thank you so much for posting the details on this tragic story. I'm so sorry that it was someone you knew. Let this tragedy serve as a reminder to all of us that we need to be extremely careful in this sport we all love so much. And never, never climb or get in a stand without the correct safety equipment.

    Blessings..........Pastorjim
     
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    So sad! My thoughts and prayers go out to this gentlemans family!!!
     
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