Brussels Union Gardner emergency personnel wrapped up the year with a unique New Year’s Eve rescue mission.
A 9-1-1 call from a residence on Stevenson Pier Road reported a 35-year-old man had fallen from a tree. That call – with no more details – came in well after dark, at 5:20 Tuesday evening.
B-U-G Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says it got complicated after that.
Even with the snowmobile, rescuers had to carry the man on a long board some distance through the snow in tough conditions.
The man – who has not been identified – had apparently been hunting. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.