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Deer hunter dies in 18-foot fall from tree stand

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Authorities said a 48-year-old deer hunter has died after falling from a tree stand in Abbeville

Investigators said Mike McKinsey had lowered his bow and was climbing out of the stand in the northeast part of Abbeville County on Friday when he appears to have lost his footing and fell about 18 feet.

Authorities said McKinsey was supposed to meet his hunting buddies later at their vehicles, but when he didn't show up, the men went back in the woods and found him.

Investigators said an autopsy determined McKinsey died from injuries suffered from the fall and his death has been ruled accidental.

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