January 21, 2006
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a
hunter who was killed Friday after apparently falling from his perch
in a tree stand.
Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught said the body of 50-year-old
Charles Maclean III of Deer Island was found in a wooded area off
Shunz Road, near Port Orange.
Haught said Maclean and a hunting companion were supposed to meet
at a designated spot in the wooded area about 10 a.m. When Maclean
failed to show, his friend began looking for him and found him lying
on the ground, lifeless, at the tree stand where he had left Maclean
earlier in the day.
The friend called 911, but before he could give dispatchers further
information, the call was disconnected, Haught said. That prompted
sheriff's officials to search for the men via helicopter.
Haught said Maclean's friend was spotted coming out of the woods
along Shunz Road.
The Volusia County medical examiner will perform an autopsy to
determine how Maclean died.
Hunter dies after fall from tree
PORT ORANGE -- A hunter died after falling about 20 feet from his
perch in a tree this morning and sheriff's officials are looking into
the apparent accidental death.
Charles Maclean III, 50, of Deer Island was deep in a wooded area
off of Shunz Road near Port Orange. When he didn't meet his friend at
10 a.m., the friend went looking for him and found him motionless on
the ground, sheriff's officials said.
The Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an
autopsy on the man to determine how he died.
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