Lee County man dies while hunting

Updated: Jan. 20, 2018 at 4:01 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS officials responded to a call about a man who was found to be unresponsive during a hunting trip.

51-year-old Edward Martin Jr. was found Friday night around 7 p.m. at the bottom of a tree he was posted at while hunting.

The Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS made it to the scene at 7:41 p.m. and pronounced Martin dead at the scene.

Officials say it appears he fell from about 18 to 20 feet to the ground.

The actual cause of death is uncertain at this time. Officials do not know if the fall caused his death or if a medical event caused the fall.

Martin's body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Montgomery and an examination will be done to determine the official cause of death.

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