Person found dead after hunting accident

Published: Feb. 1, 2020 at 3:31 PM CST
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Authorities confirmed a body has been found off of Buntin Gunn Road in Lauderdale County.

According to LEMA director Odie Barrett, a body was found off of Buntin Gunn Road in Lauderdale County. About 8:35 Saturday morning, law enforcement received a phone call in regards to a missing person. Rescue crews began a search that lasted about 45 minutes. The search then ended with a body being found after what has been ruled a hunting accident. Officials say the hunter died from falling out of his tree stand.

“At this point, it’s still under investigation through the sheriff’s department and Fish and Game. Fish and Game were called out because it was a hunting-related accident. They have their investigation to conduct as well,” says LEMA director Odie Barrett.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.