NEWFANE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A man has died after an apparent accident involving a tree stand off Coomer Road in the Town of Newfane. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the victim is 52-year-old Donald E. Geist.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office say the Newfane resident went into the woods Monday night to set up a tree stand for hunting. When he did not return, two friends went in search of him, and around 7:30 p.m. found the severely injured man at the base of a tree. His friends called 911, and dispatchers were able to track the signal using GPS.
First responders including deputies, and firefighters from Miller Hose and Wrights Corners responded. But the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, authorities say his death appear accidental, but it remains under investigation.
The man's name is being withheld pending family notification.
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