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Harpers Ferry man killed in hunting accident

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A Harpers Ferry man died Monday night after falling from a tree stand.

The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to 1338 Hawes Road in Harpers Ferry at around 7:52 p.m. Monday for a report of an unresponsive man in a wooded area.

Sheriff Clark Mellick says 70-year-old Serenus P. Platten was hunting from a tree stand and fell from the stand. He was found by a friend who was also hunting on the property.

Platten was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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