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Iowa Man Dies In
Treestand Accident


ST. CHARLES 41 year old Scott Ferris of St. Charles died Saturday after falling from a tree stand.

Ferris was in the process of climbing into the tree stand when the apparatus fell beneath him. He was wearing a safety harness and was suspended above the ground. The harness was the type that straps only across the chest rather than fitting the entire body.

A neighbor heard his cries for help and upon finding him, returned home to get a ladder. When he returned, the hunter was unresponsive.

Attempts to resuscitate Ferris were unsuccessful and the Madison County Medical Examiner pronounced him dead at the scene. The cause of death is believed to have been from suffocation.

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