JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) — A hunter was found dead after falling from a tree stand in north Jefferson County, according to authorities.
According to the sheriff's office, shortly before noon on Tuesday December 29, deputies were called to a wooded area near the Turnberry Highlands Subdivision in Northern Jefferson County to assist a family who had found another family member dead.
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The family was looking for a 52-year-old male who had left earlier in the day to go hunting. When his family had not heard from him, they went looking for him. When he was found, it appeared that he had fallen from his hunting stand. There is no foul play suspected.
"This man was doing everything right when it comes to hunting safety and a heartbreaking accident took his life," the sheriff said in a statement.