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Police: Tree stand accident claims man's life

Posted at: 10/12/2012 8:50 AM
Updated at: 10/12/2012 9:45 AM
By: Associated Press

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a man found hanging from a tree stand near his Warren County home apparently fell and was asphyxiated when he became tangled in his safety harness.
    
The Warren County Sheriff's Office tells NewsChannel 13's media partners at the Post-Star that 50-year-old Daniel Bemis went bow hunting Tuesday in the woods behind his house.
    
Police say it appeared Bemis fell from a tree stand at such an angle that it caused his safety harness to become wrapped around his upper body and he asphyxiated. Officials say Bemis had installed the harness correctly.
    
Police say he was found Tuesday night by a relative who went looking for him when he didn't return from his outing.

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