Hunter dies, son hurt after fall from tree stand
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November 28, 2012 12:11 PM | 544 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a hunter was killed and son injured when they plunged from a tree stand in a wooded area northeast of Atlanta.

Forsyth County Fire Chief Jason Shivers says rescuers battled darkness as they tried to reach the two, and located the father and son by tracking a cell phone signal off Old Atlanta Road in the Suwanee area Monday evening.

Rescuers say they started CPR on 44-year-old Jeffery Lane McBryant of Cumming, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shivers tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his teenage son, whose name wasn't released, was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators estimate the two fell between 15 and 20 feet to the ground.

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