PA: hunter found dead in tree
October 4, 2010
North Beaver hunter found dead in tree
NORTH BEAVER TWP. - A North Beaver Township resident was found dead at
his tree stand Sunday morning, after his children became concerned because
they hadn't heard from him all weekend.
State police said William E. Henry, 67, of 283 McClain Road, got tangled
up in the stand when it apparently collapsed at Henry's hunting spot, in a
wooded area near Crum Road.
Police said Henry left his home to go bow hunting around 1:30 p.m.
Saturday. When his children were unable to contact Henry, who lived alone,
on Sunday morning, they contacted police.
"His son knew where his hunting spot was, and they found his truck parked
near there around 9 a.m. (Sunday)," said Russell Noga, Lawrence County
coroner. "It didn't take long to find him."
Police said Henry's stand apparently slid from its spot, causing Henry to
become tangled in the stand's safety straps. Henry was found wedged between
the stand and the tree.
Noga said he hadn't yet ruled on the cause or manner of Henry's death,
but said it would likely be ruled an accidental asphyxiation.
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