This article was just emailed to me. It sounds like he wasn't wearing any safety restraint. http://www.salemnews.net/news/articles.asp?articleID=9832 Hunter dies in fall from stand Special to the Salem News NEGLEY A Negley-area hunter died after falling from his tree stand Wednesday evening, according to the Columbiana County Sheriffs Office. The body of Douglas G. Haggerty, 52, of state Route 154, was found below his tree stand by his brother-in-law, who called the sheriffs office at 8:41 p.m. According to the report, Haggerty left at 5:10 p.m. for his tree stand located a half mile uphill from his home on the same property. When he didnt return after awhile, his brother-in-law went looking for him. Deputies called to the scene found Haggertys crossbow and backpack still in the tree stand, which is located some 30 feet off the ground. The crossbow was still secured to its hanger. Deputies wrote that it appeared during Haggertys fall his head struck the lower platform. The county coroners office will perform an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.