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Hunter rescued near Lincoln after breaking leg

Posted at 9:27 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 08:47:59-04

A hunter needed rescuing Friday after breaking his leg near Granite Butte Lookout southeast of Lincoln.

Lewis and Clark Sheriff Leo Dutton said dispatchers received a call from the 34-year old man around 1:40 p.m.

The man had been bowhunting when he fell and heard his right lower leg snap.

Lewis and Clark County Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Deputies and Lincoln ambulance responded to the Granite Butte area to help the man.

He was found over an embankment, about 50 yards from his vehicle.

Although the terrain was rough, rescuers were able to walk along the rocks and get to the man and extract him down the mountain to an ambulance.

The man was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital