Decatur man chooses to end life support after hunting accident

Decatur man chooses to end life support after hunting accident

A Decatur man's decision to be taken off life support is gathering national attention. Tim Bowers fell 16 feet from a tree-stand while hunting last weekend. He ended up paralyzed from the shoulders down.
A Decatur man's decision to be taken off life support is gathering national attention. Tim Bowers fell 16 feet from a tree-stand while hunting last weekend. He ended up paralyzed from the shoulders down. 

Tim Bower's family asked doctors at Fort Wayne's Lutheran Hospital if they could bring Bowers out of sedation. When he awoke, Bowers was confronted with the devastating prognosis and decided he wanted to die. 

Bowers had just gotten married in August. His wife Abbey is expecting a child.  

Friends and family of Bowers gathered at a funeral home in Decatur on Wednesday evening to remember the 32 year-old who owned a local auto repair shop.

Bower's decision to be taken off life support is raising ethical questions about the decision to end life. Under Indiana law, competent adults have the right to refuse medical treatment including life support. 
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