Aylesford man airlifted to Halifax following tree stand accident

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AYLESFORD - An Aylesford man has been airlifted to Halifax following an apparent tree stand accident in Kings County.

RCMP media relations officer Sgt. Alain LeBlanc said that around 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 10, the RCMP received a report that two men were apparently preparing a hunting camp off Victoria Road for the upcoming season.

“They had a tree stand about 12 feet high,” LeBlanc said. “It fell out of the tree and both men were thrown to the ground.”

One of the men, reportedly in his mid 50’s, was able to get on an all-terrain vehicle and get to Victoria Road to call for help. EHS paramedics transported the man, who had sustained minor injuries, to Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

LeBlanc said members of the Aylesford Fire Department responded to the scene. Kentville firefighters responded in mutual aid with their Gator. LeBlanc said the 68-year-old had suffered moderate injuries. Firefighters were unable to get the man out of the woods using the Gator.

However, a Cormorant helicopter from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was able to land in the vicinity. The injured man was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Organizations: RCMP, Valley Regional Hospital, Aylesford Fire Department Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: Halifax, Victoria Road, Kentville

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