Emergency workers from several agencies worked together to assist an injured logger who was found by a hunter Saturday afternoon in the Town of Russell.
The hunter was walking in the woods off of Camp Doering Road when he came across David J. Doering who was lying injured in the woods. Doering later told a deputy he was cutting down a tree when it struck him in the leg possibly breaking it around 8 a.m. that morning. Doering lay in the woods for almost eight hours before the hunter came upon him and called 911 at 3:43 p.m.
The Town of Russell First Responders, A DNR Warden, deputies and an ambulance from the Merrill Fire Department responded to the area. They were able to locate the pair by using the mapping system in the 911 center and GPS readings from the hunter. The MedEVac Helicopter landed near Dudley Road and Town Hall Road and after Doering was removed from the woods, he was loaded onto it and flown to the trauma center at Aspirus Wausau.
As of Sunday evening Doering is listed in good condition.