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Hunter injured falling 6 feet into sewer drain in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man was injured after falling 6 feet into a sewer drain Friday evening.

At around 8:17 p.m., police responded to the wooded area near the intersection of Old Allamuchy Rd and Route 517 for a report of male that fell approximately 6 feet into a drain.

When officers arrived on scene, they observed a man in an open sewer drain with a head injury.

Through a preliminary police investigation, it was determined that the 47-year-old man, whose name was not released, shot a deer with an arrow on the property and while he and another person were attempting to retrieve the deer, the man fell into the open sewer drain, police said.

He was rescued from the drain with assistance from the Hackettstown Rescue Squad and the Hackettstown Fire Department. He was flown by Atlantic Air 1 to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

It was also revealed that he was allegedly hunting to close to an apartment building, police said.

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers are assisting with the ongoing investigation, police said.

Also assisting at the scene were the St Clare’s Paramedics.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook