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OH: Hunter Killed After Falling From Tree Stand

Hunter Killed After Falling From Tree Stand Sunday, November 2, 2008

CARROLL COUNTY, Ohio -- A hunter, who never returned home from a day in the woods on Saturday, was found dead late Saturday night in Carroll County after reportedly falling out of a tree stand.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Kevin Shaw of Massillon, Ohio.

"He was supposed to be home at 1:30 and he didnít show up. The father had tried to call him on his cell phone, but was unable to get a hold of him. Thatís what prompted his father to start looking for him, because he figured there was a problem," said Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams

Deputies said the victim was in a tree stand on Canyond Road in Union Township. Thatís where the found his body suspended 20-feet above the ground.  

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