Brush Valley assistant fire chief Al Pluchinsky says James Yoder, of Johnstown, was hunting with a partner in Brushvalley Township late Saturday afternoon when the stand broke. Yoder's feet got tangled and he was dangling about 15 feet off the ground, though his partner helped Yoder by trying to hold his head somewhat upright while they yelled for help.
One of Pluchinsky's firefighters, who lives nearby, heard the distress calls and called 911. Others arrived to search and they found Yoder and his partner a little after 6 p.m.
Yoder was treated and released for minor injuries at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown.
Brush Valley is about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.