Scottsburg Man Dies in Tree Stand Accident

Indiana Conservation officers are investigating the death of a 94-year-old Scottsburg man in a tree stand accident in Scott County.

Donald Cass was found by a fellow hunter.

Authorities say Cass was deer hunting from a homemade elevated tree stand when it collapsed for an unknown reason.

He was not wearing a full body safety harness.

Cass was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Conservation Officers remind hunters using elevated platforms to always wear a full body harness, use a tree stand’s safety rope, never try to put up or remove a tree stand by yourself, and always inspect the tree stand before climbing up into it.