A 20-year-old man was injured Wednesday evening falling out of a tree with a rope used to swing out over a northeast Indiana reservoir.
Cpl. Ashlee Jackson, an Indiana conservation officers spokesman, said the call came in just after 8 p.m. from Mississinewa Reservoir in Wabash County.
According to initial reports, Steven Suttles of Kokomo climbed the tree near the shoreline in an area of the reservoir that is closed to swimming and then decided not to swing out over the water. It appears he fell while trying to climb down the tree, according to a statement issued by Jackson.
Suttles was taken across the reservoir by boat to an ambulance, which took him to an area hospital. He was treated for a broken arm, abrasions and bruises caused by the fall, the statement said.
It said ropes found in trees on the property are often cut down to "discourage this dangerous activity."
The rope in this particular tree appeared to be newer rope, the statement said.