Heart Attack Fells Hunter in Stewart State Forest
A 55-year-old hunter died of a heart attack Thursday in
the Stewart State Forest.
Town police said the hunter (name
withheld at the request of the family), of the hamlet of
Wallkill, had gone hunting with his son and several friends in the forest on
Stewart Airport property around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The
hunter separated from
the others at a tree stand about half a mile into the woods.
When the hunter did not meet the others at a prearranged
spot, they went looking for him and found him dead beneath the tree stand.
Town police were called shortly before 7:30 p.m. and, with
members of the New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Mobile Life Support
Services, carried the hunter's body out through thick brush and swamp in the
dark. Several other police, fire and public service agencies assisted at the
Police said a medical examination indicated
the hunter did
not fall from the tree stand but suffered the fatal heart attack while on
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