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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