Columbus man injured after fall from tree stand

Columbus man injured after fall from tree stand


Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting-related accident that occurred yesterday in Bartholomew County. 

Just after 8 p.m., responders were dispatched to private property near the 11000 block of S 800 W, for an injured person who fell from a tree stand.

Zachary Burbrink, 33, Columbus, was injured when a cable securing his stand to a tree broke causing Burbrink to fall approximately 12 feet to the ground.

He was not utilizing a full-body safety harness at the time of the incident.

Burbrink was transported, via helicopter, to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with a back injury.

Assisting agencies were the Southwest Fire Department, Harrison Twp. Fire Department, Columbus Regional Hospital EMS, Bartholomew Co. Sheriff’s Department.