Hendersonville man dies after falling

A hunting accident has claimed the life of a missing Hendersonville man, according to a media release issued Sunday by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Sumner County authorities received a call from relatives earlier in the day stating that it had been three days since they heard from a 70-year-old relative who said that he was going hunting, according to the release.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was contacted to assist in the search on Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, a more than 20,000-acre area the man was known to hunt.

TWRA personnel located the truck belonging to the man, and after searching the area discovered that he had fallen out of his tree stand while deer hunting.

The man, who has not been identified, did not survive the accident. He was not wearing a fall restraint device at the time of the fall, according to the release.

Cheatham County, Sumner County and TWRA collaborated in the search and recovery.

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