GA: Hunter dies in fall from tree stand; Injured son summoned emergency personnel
November 28, 2012
By Crystal Ledford, ForsythNews.com
A 44-year-old man died Monday night after falling from a tree
stand while hunting deer in a remote, wooded area of south Forsyth
near the Chattahoochee River.
Forsyth County Fire Division
Chief Jason Shivers said the incident, which occurred about 5 p.m.
Monday off Old Atlanta Road, was reported by the man’s teenage son,
who also fell about 15 to 20 feet from the stand.
Authorities have identified the man as Jeffery Lane McBryant of
Forsyth County. The name of the son, who was injured in the fall,
has not been released.
According to Shivers, the son was
conscious and “able to walk around,” but his father was
“unresponsive, unconscious and not breathing.”
County Coroner Lauren McDonald confirmed that McBryant was
pronounced dead on the scene.
The son, Shivers said, was
taken by ambulance to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with “injuries due
to the fall and as a precautionary measure.”
Sgt. Lee Brown
with the DNR declined to discuss specifics of the incident, noting
only that it happened near Chattahoochee Pointe, a new Forsyth
County greenspace park.
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