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IN - Hunter dies after fall from tree stand

Courier & Press staff
November 30, 2006

A Jasper, Ind. man was found dead at Patoka Lake Reservoir Wednesday night, after he apparently fell from a tree stand and suffocated while he was hunting.

Brian D. Beckman, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after friends and family discovered his body at about 10:15 p.m.

Indiana Conservation Officer Tom Jahn said emergency responders arrived about 15 minutes later, finding Beckman hanging inverted from the platform of the tree stand.

Jahn said the exact cause is somewhat unclear since there are no witnesses, but that it appears something caused Beckman to slip from the stand and catch his foot in the platform railing.

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