Posted: Wednesday, November 28th 2012 at 6:47am
Cumming hunter dies, son hurt after fall from tree stand
By The Associated Press
SUWANEE - Authorities say a hunter was killed and son injured when they plunged from a tree stand in a wooded area near the Gwinnett-Forsyth County line.
Forsyth County Fire Chief Jason Shivers said 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 said they started CPR on 44-year-old Jeffery Lane McBryant of Cumming, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shivers said that his teenage son, whose name wasn't released, was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators estimated the two fell between 15 and 20 feet to the ground.
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