Just responded a couple days ago to a tree stand safety harness thread and how a few old timers up here at deer camp NEVER wear one. Well, the oldest Hunter (81) at camp just fell from his stand this morning. Got a call at 0630 while in my tree from him. Crying and hollering that he fell from his tree stand. Crying he was scared and alone under his tree. Needless to say it took me one second to scale down my tree and to my quad headed his way. Let me tell you this...I was scared like hell thinking how I might find him. His stand is 10' off the ground and he's 81. I knew he'd be dead or near dead upon my arrival. When I arrived he was flat on his back crying how quick it happened and how scared he was. After helping him relax being there for him he felt better. After a long morning getting him out of the woods, he's headed to Marquette general hospital. Possibly with a broken shoulder and bruised everything. Probably one of the luckiest 80+ year olds out there. He should be on his way somewhere else right now but he had someone looking out for him. Bad part is, he had a harness in his camper all week. Hard lesson learned.