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9:21 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Hunting Accident Takes Life

Fort Smith, Ark – Okla deer hunter found dead in tree stand

GLENDALE, Okla. (AP) LeFlore County authorities are investigating the death of a deer hunter who was found in a tree stand near Glendale in southeastern Oklahoma.

Undersheriff Donnie Edwards told KHOG-TV that initially police thought the 46-year-old man, who was discovered on Saturday, may have died from natural causes. But Edwards says the state Medical Examiner's Office determined that the man had a gunshot wound below his waist, and the bullet was lodged in his neck.

Edwards says it appears the man dropped his gun and it fired up at him. The gun was found at the base of the tree.

The man's name hasn't been released.

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Information from: KHOG-TV, http://www.thehometownchannel.com/index.html

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