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Fatal Hunting Accident in Harpers Ferry


Harpers Ferry, IOWA (WXOW) – The Allamakee County Sheriff's office is investigating a fatal hunting accident.

Authorities said they responded to a report of an unresponsive man around 8pm Monday, in a wooded area near 1338 Hawes Road, Harpers Ferry, IA.

Officials said Serenus Platten, 70, was hunting from a tree stand on the property and had fallen from the stand.  Platten was found by another hunter who was also hunting on the land. Authorities say Platten was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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