December 28, 2018


A 78-year-old man hunting in Hampshire County died as a result of a fall from a tree stand Thursday night.

Bruce Lauber was deer hunting near Joshua Drive – an area between South Branch River Road and the Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area – when he fell around 6:19 p.m., according to a preliminary report cited by Lt. Warren Goodson of the Natural Resources Police.

Details of what caused the fall are unavailable, as the accident is still under investigation. Lt. Goodson did note that the accident was not caused by gunfire.


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