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VA: hunter in his 80's falls from tree stand

Officials investigate hunting accident

Monday, 14 Sep 2009

GLOUCESTER, Va. - Gloucester County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a hunting accident that happened in the north end of the city.

A hunter in his 80's fell 15 feet from a tree stand, according to officials with the Gloucester County Sheriff's office.

Officials say the man suffered only minor injuries; some to the hip and knee.

Air evac has been requested to assist in the rescue.

Rescue crews are still on the scene, working to pull the man to safety.

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