Hunter Found Dead

A Leslie County man is dead after he fell out of a tree stand!

A sheriff's deputy says 52-year old James J. Lewis was deer hunting behind his home in Hurricane Creek.

When Lewis did not return home after dark his son went looking for him and found his body.

No foul play is suspected.

Authorities say it's possible Lewis had a medical condition before the fall.


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  • by Friend Of Family Location: Leslie County on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:29 PM
    My Thoughts ,And Prayers Are With This Family.
  • by unknown Location: hyden, KY on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:52 PM
    hay now i am getting agervated of what people are saying and my friend posted a comment not to long ago and her name that she posted it by was geneva smith-farmer and she told me what she put and i think hers deservs to be on here beacuse you need to take off the ones sent from jim,barry,and a friend's beacuse they're making statement s that shouldn't be said
  • by Geneva Smith-Farmer Location: Hyden, KY on Oct 29, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    Please people,have a little respect for the family in this time of great loss.We have lost a great man due to an accident. Please keep us in your prayers.
  • by A Sister in the Lord Location: Hyden on Oct 29, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    God Bless this family, and I am sure he had a tree stand harness.. I will be praying for the family.. God Bless
  • by Barry Location: floyd county on Oct 29, 2008 at 08:19 AM
    They make and sell tree stand safety harnesses for a reason.
  • by A Friend Location: Hyden on Oct 29, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    James...tell Jesus I said hello. I'll see you again one day.
  • by brittany Location: hazard on Oct 29, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    wow.. i cant believe something like this could happen. My heart goes out to his family and may God bless them al.=(
  • by Jim on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:45 AM
    The #1 rule in hunting is --never hunt alone.I believe this same thing happened last year.

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