Suffolk hunter passes away in evident accident – Authorities believe a Suffolk man died Monday while hunting deer with his 3 pals in Greensville County after dropping from a tree stand.

Jeffrey Edward Sherman, 47, fell from a tree fill in the vicinity of 828 Newsome Street, Virginia Division of Game and also Inland Fisheries spokeswoman Lee Walker said.

The department got a telephone call reporting the event soon after 5 p.m., Walker stated. The division reacted together with the Greensville Region Constable’s Department and the Greensville Volunteer Rescue Team.

Sherman could possibly have passed away of natural sources just before falling to the ground, or he might have unintentionally fallen, Walker said.

“A great deal of times we’ll discover folks have actually had a cardiovascular disease or seizure, so we don’t want to rule that out till we obtain verification back from the Clinical Examiner,” he said.

The four pals were searching deer during the early muzzleloader season, which runs Nov. 1 via Nov. 14.

His 3 hunting friends returned and discovered Sherman unresponsive below the stand after he fell short to turn up at an arranged time.

“It was numerous hours from the moment that he went to the stand as well as they came looking for him, and many hrs after he really did not turn up,” Walker said.

Sherman was evident dead at the scene after attempts to restore him failed, Walker stated. The physical body has actually been sent to the Clinical Inspector’s Office in Richmond.

“They are going to hopefully establish the cause,” Walker said, adding that the incident did not involve the discharge of a firearm.