Calcasieu

Oct 19, 2012 2:31 PM

Fatal hunting accident in Allen Parish

A Lake Charles man is dead following a hunting accident in Allen Parish.

The Reeves Police Department received a report on October 18th about a truck that had been parked on the side of Highway 190 near Rodeo Pen Road in Reeves for two to three days.

A sheriff's office deputy found the truck and noticed a trail into the woods. After walking the trail for approximately 100 yards, the deputy found the body of Donald C. Hodge Sr., 60, shortly after 5 p.m. on October 18th.

The APSO deputy found Hodge under a tree with a lock on type deer stand lying next to him with what appeared to be broken straps that would normally secure the stand to the tree. Authorities did not find a safety harness attached to Hodge or the tree.

His body was turned over to the Allen Parish Coroner's Office.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency and do not suspect foul play.

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