Arcadia man dies in fall from hunting blind

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It happened late Wednesday morning near Covington in Fountain County.

Credit: Indiana Department of Natural Resources2019 new conservation officer truck logo, staffPublished:8:21 PM EDT April 21, 2021Updated:12:21 AM EDT April 22, 2021



FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers say an Arcadia man died Wednesday morning in a hunting mishap in Fountain County.

Police were called to the 2000 block of West Snoddy Roadat about 11 a.m. on a report that a person had fallen from an elevated hunting blind.

The location is south of Covington, Indiana.

According to a media advisory from IDNR, 69-year-old Jimmy Grider fell about eight feet. He was pronounced dead by the county coroner. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Police said Grider was not wearing a full body harness or any other climbing safety gear at the time of the incident.

Conservation officers used the announcement of the accident to remind hunters…

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