Caribou County, ID. – On September 6th at 8:23 p.m., the Caribou County Sheriffs Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding an injured hunter. the hunter reported that he had stepped over a log and was stuck in the left bottom forearm with a sharp broadhead tipped arrow, resulting in a deep puncture wound. The arrow had become dislodged from the quiver on his bow, as he stepped over the log, and it impaled his forearm. The hunter began to bleed profusely and started to treat his wound immediately to stop the flow of blood.
The man was able to contact dispatch and provide GPS coordinates. Air Idaho, Caribou County EMS and Caribou County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue responded to the call.
Air Idaho later located the injured hunter, but was unable to land safely due to difficult terrain. Ground units were albe to locate the hunter and provide assistance. The hunter was identifed as 60 year-old, Curtis Leroy Judkins Jr., of Yreka, California. Judkins was treated at a staging area then transported to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital for further treatment.