Hunter found dead
Published 10:40 pm Thursday, January 22, 2009
A hunter was found dead in a deer stand in the Conecuh National Forest Thursday.
The man, whose identity was not released, was reported to be a Jefferson County native who traveled to Covington County to hunt in the national forest.
Charles Blakely, a U.S. Forest Service supervisor, said the hunter was located on Forest Service Road 332 shortly after 1 p.m.
“They are thinking he died of a heart attack,” Blakely said. “It’s too early to know for sure, but that is all the details that I have.”
Blakely said it was unknown how long the man had been in the stand before being located.
“We do know he was hunting with a friend and it is believed that that friend found him in the stand and called 911,” he said.
No other details surrounding the incident were available as of press time.