Hunter dies in tree stand fall

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 7:29 AM
Last updated 6:03 PM
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SUWANEE, Ga. — Authorities say a hunter was killed and son injured when they plunged from a tree stand in a wooded area northeast of Atlanta.

Forsyth County Fire Chief Jason Shivers says rescuers battled darkness as they tried to reach the two, and located the father and son by tracking a cell phone signal off Old Atlanta Road in the Suwanee area Monday evening.

Rescuers say they started CPR on 44-year-old Jeffery Lane McBryant of Cumming, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shivers tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his teenage son, whose name wasn’t released, was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators estimate the two fell between 15 and 20 feet to the ground.

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rmwhitley 11/28/12 - 07:58 am
God bless

Mr. McBryant's soul and his son. I can find out more information about where I live (Canton) from the Chronicle than I can from local sources.

seenitB4 11/28/12 - 08:27 am
omg..... near me

Sad to hear sorry for this family...

CobaltGeorge 11/28/12 - 08:45 am
Father & Son

Father sharing his last moments with a son he no doubt he dearly loved....So Sad.

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