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Hunter falls from tree stand outside of Rome

A hunter who was hunting outside of Rome fell 30 feet from his tree stand on Sunday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Dec 3, 2017 11:44 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2017 9:26 AM

ONEIDA COUNTY- A hunter who was hunting outside of Rome fell 30 feet from his tree stand on Sunday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say the 32-year-old male was by himself when he fell from the stand. They said it happened because of a defective strap that was meant to secure the tree stand.

The hunter was brought to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and deputies say his injuries are not life-threatening.

New York State Conservation Police are handling the incident.

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