River Rescue

Rescue personnel return to the boat ramp Saturday evening at Park Mills Road carrying a man who officials said fell from a deer stand on the west side of the Monocacy River near Monocacy Bottom Road.

A 50-year-old hunter from Knoxville was rescued from the Monocacy River on Saturday evening after falling from a tree stand.

Patrick Wade Knight had kayaked to the west side of the river from Monocacy Bottom Road, said Candy Thomson, spokeswoman for Natural Resources Police.

Knight was bow hunting when he fell about 20 feet from the stand to the banks of a shallow area of the river, Thomson said.

He was knocked unconscious from the fall and called his wife for help about three hours later, said Lt. Keith Hubble, a spokesman for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services.

A 911 call was received just after 6 p.m., Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Chudoba said.

An airboat from the Carroll Manor Fire Co. was launched from a ramp at Park Mills Road and traveled upstream to reach Knight.

He was complaining of shortness of breath and was taken by ambulance to Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County, Thompson.

“He was in pretty serious condition when we reached him,” Hubble said.

Natural Resources Police were with Knight at the hospital and at the farm where he was hunting on Saturday night.

Deer bow hunting season started in Maryland on Friday.

— Graham Cullen and Danielle E. Gaines

Danielle E. Gaines covers politics and government in Frederick County, splitting her time between Winchester Hall and The State House. Having grown up in Illinois, she lived in New York and California before settling in Maryland.

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