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Alexandria Man Seriously Injured After Falling From Deer Stand

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Saturday, November 4th, an Alexandria man suffered serious injuries after falling from his deer stand. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported to a call at 1:12 pm,  the victim Douglas Anthony Karsky, 65, was in the woods near Lake Ida in Carlos Township. He fell about 10 feet from his stand. The Douglas County Ambulance treated him on scene and he was further airlifted to St. Cloud due to the extent of his back injury.

Here’s the full report:

On November 4th, 2023 at 1:12 pm, Douglas County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a male who had fallen out of his deer stand in the woods near Lake Ida. It was reported the victim, Karsky, fell about 10 feet and was on the ground for about one hour prior to the emergency call. Karsky was experiencing back pain and was treated in the woods by Carlos First Responders and North Ambulance medics. North Ambulance requested a medical helicopter. North Air Care made an on scene landing at the intersection of County Road 34 and Pilgram Point Road to transport Karsky to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment. The Carlos Fire Department also assisted on scene.