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Indiana man breaks leg while hunting, crawls for 2 hours

CANNELTON, Ind. (AP) – Conservation officers say a southern Indiana man who broke a leg when he fell while deer hunting crawled for two hours to reach his all-terrain vehicle and contact authorities.

Fifty-one-year-old Michael Davidson of Jeffersonville fell Sunday about 25 feet from a ladder as he was climbing it to reach a tree stand in rural Perry County. He broke a leg and possibly ribs in the fall.

Davidson had a cellphone but no reception, and officials say he crawled about 250 yards to an ATV where he called 911 nearly two hours after his fall.

Davidson then drove the ATV to meet first responders at his car.

Conservation officers say Davidson fell because his body safety harness was not connected to a safety line as he was climbing the ladder.