11-7-19 bow hunter injured

A Fond du lac County Sheriff’s deputy is credited with saving the life of a hunter who suffered a life-threatening injury when he was struck in the arm by an arrow.  Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says the hunter,  39 year old Jonathon Henninger,  of Brownsville  called 911 this morning to report he had tripped and fallen on an arrow, sustaining a deep laceration to his upper arm. The hunter reported he was bleeding heavily and was alone on DNR owned public hunting land west of CTH Y south of the Village of Oakfield.  He was able to apply a makeshift tourniquet that slowed the bleeding. The Communication Center dispatched deputies along with Oakfield First Responders, Oakfield Fire Department, a DNR Warden, and LifeStar Ambulance to the scene and provided GPS coordinates of the victim to emergency responders.  Waldschmidt says when deputy Lucas Olson got to the scene he applied a tourniquet he carries with him to stop the bleeding.  Henninger was extricated out of the woods and transported by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital  in Fond du Lac.  Waldschmidt says coincidentally, this public hunting land was the site of a joint training exercise conducted by these same and additional agencies earlier this year. In that exercise, first responders navigated  to various locations throughout the property using GPS coordinates provided by the Communications Center. That exercise became a reality this morning and helped save the life of the hunter who suffered a life-threatening injury.