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Forum staff reports, Published November 07 2010

Man hurt after platform of deer stand collapses near Pelican Rapids

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – An 81-year-old man was hurt in a hunting accident near here today after the platform of his deer stand collapsed, causing him to fall 12 to 15 feet, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said.

Thomas Shulstad of Pelican Rapids was able to use his cell phone about 10 a.m. today to call for help. He was taken to a Fargo hospital with a possible broken leg, the sheriff’s office said.