Police use GPS to find injured hunter

Police use GPS to find injured hunter

There are 16 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Nov 21, 2008, titled Police use GPS to find injured hunter. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Jim Suwal, 43, of Comstock Park is in serious condition after falling out of his tree stand while hunting Thursday in Ottawa County's Robinson Township.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

hotelgal

San Antonio, TX

#1 Nov 21, 2008
I sure hope he is ok and recovers completely, I am a firm believer that you should never go out hunting alone, just for various reasons.
Jerry

Wayland, MI

#2 Nov 21, 2008
This is a very good reason to invest in a tree safty harness, and use it. They are not that expensive and also can help tremendously when dragging out a harvest. When you get to your desired height in the tree, fasten your harness to the tree before final adjusting of your stand. It should also be the last thing you do before lowering yourself back down from the tree.
loves to read

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Nov 21, 2008
wow thats good timing for the friend to be in that area when he came to. Hunting is fun but it can also be very scary no matter how long you have been doing it.
steven

Edmore, MI

#4 Nov 21, 2008
this is why owners of phone should be able to trace them at any time without having to pay addtional for the service.
Richard

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#5 Nov 21, 2008
Hunting from a tree stand is stupid.
Matt N

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Nov 21, 2008
I am a coworker of Jim and am very saddened by this terrible event. I am praying for the family!
Lyn1064

Allendale, MI

#8 Nov 22, 2008
mi hunter wrote:
he was probley on drugs or drinking...
Mi Hunter~~that was the dumbest comment ever!!
For this situation, anyways!!
Where does this even come into the picture??!!
unbelivable

Allendale, MI

#9 Nov 22, 2008
MI hunter~your PROBABLY drunk! Learn how to spell!
idiot light is on

Caledonia, MI

#10 Nov 22, 2008
Richard wrote:
Hunting from a tree stand is stupid.
So are people that are insensitive and make stupid comments.
Former Greenville Res 64

United States

#11 Nov 22, 2008
I always comment to my husband to wear a safety belt before he goes hunting in a tree stand. He always does because he knows of too many hunters falling out of their tree stands and are paralyzed now.

My prayers go out for a quick recovery.
Praying

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Nov 22, 2008
He fell alsleep and fell off the stand... Please pray for him Thanks!
Whatever

Saint Charles, IL

#13 Nov 23, 2008
Mi hunter-you are a douche bag!
danielle

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Nov 23, 2008
I as well am a co-worker of Jim, and a good friend, and I think that mi hunter is a dick. I think that you need to stop talking shit about someone you don't know. He is a great guy, and you shouldn't be judging people you know nothing about.
Rabina

Kathmandu, Nepal

#17 Dec 4, 2008
Dear unkl i kno how hard situation u r facing rite now!!But u r really brave enough that U had came out of such a situation.
Recover soon.
RAB

Ionia, MI

#18 Dec 5, 2008
What ever happened to just hunting from a ground blind? When I was younger that's all we ever did (as tree stands weren't legal for firearms) and we never had a problem. Just ban elevated blinds and you will never again have to read a story about someone who fell out of a tree stand and was hurt or killed.
Suresh

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Aug 2, 2009
I am trying to find some of my frinds have n't had contact for years. Here I am reading old news(recognised by his picture) about a friend had a terrible accident. I hope he's recovered by now. I would like to contact him if anybody read this late comment please forward my e-mail address SURESJAX@HOTMAIL.COM to Jim Suwal. Thank You.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Robinson Township Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: A Plus School of Driving LLC (Apr '12) May 22 Shivangi Tyagi 3
News Crafton police officer charged in hit-and-run (Jul '09) May 20 PoPo 1995 7,585
Montour school teacher selling hroin May 5 MidnightSleeper 30
Rox SWAT standoff May '15 none 2
WHERE'S Dan???? (Jul '14) Apr '15 Wouldntyaliketoknow 4
Food Stamps Apr '15 Concerned citizen 1
Review: MDofPC Doctor of Computers (Jun '12) Mar '15 rickyderry 31
More from around the web

Robinson Township People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]