South Ga. man dies after fall from deer stand in rural Ala.; incident is 3rd this season
South Ga. man dies after fall from deer stand in rural Ala.; incident is
3rd this season
January 8, 2011
PAVO, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia man has died after falling from a deer
stand in southeast Alabama.
Daryl Eugene Burton of Pavo, Ga., was found dead at about 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday northwest of Seale, Ala., in Russell County. Authorities say the
57-year-old Burton had fallen about 16 feet.
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Authorities say it is the third such fatal accident this week in the
state and is a reminder of the importance of wearing safety harnesses when
using a tree stand.
A group of hunters discovered Burton's body after dropping him off about
two hours earlier and looking for him when they were unable to reach him on
his cell phone.
Two similar accidents have been reported since Dec. 30 in Autuaga and
Washington counties, making this the deadliest hunting season since 2004.
Eight nonfatal incidents have also been reported this hunting season.
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