Nelson, WI (KROC-AM News)- A young hunter from Wabasha was airlifted from a Wisconsin property he was hunting at after he fell from his tree stand over the weekend. 

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The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to the property east of Wabasha shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. A news release indicates 16-year-old Garret Pavelka told first responders he fell about 20 feet after a limb he was holding while climbing into the stand broke off of the tree. 

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The teen told dispatchers he was laying on a field edge on a ridgetop above his parked vehicle. He was airlifted from the scene by a Mayo helicopter with what were described as minor injuries, the news release says.

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