TWRA: Man dies after tree stand accident at Cheatham WMA

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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency tells News 2 a hunting accident has claimed the life of a missing Hendersonville man.

According to the TWRA, authorities in Sumner County received a call from relatives who told them they hadn’t heard from a 70-year-old relative in three days. At that time, the relative told his family he was going hunting.

TWRA was contacted to help in the search on Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, the area the man was known to hunt. Cheatham WMA consists of over 20,000 acres. Friday, November 20, was the last day of the first non-quota gun hunt in the area.

Authorities with TWRA found the man’s truck and, after searching the area, found the man. Officials determined he had fallen out of his treestand while deer hunting and did not survive the accident.

He was not wearing a fall restraint device at the time of the accident.

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