Hunter dies after suffering medical emergency, falling from tree stand in Niagara County

ROYALTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A hunter died in Niagara County Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency and falling from his tree stand.

The 69-year-old man was located lying unresponsive at the base of his tree stand, in the woods behind the 4000 block of Royalton Center Road.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office identified him Thursday as 69-year-old Stephen Harrington of Royalton.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, Gasport Chemical Hose Volunteer Fire Company, Terry’s Corners Volunteer Fire Company, Mercy Flight, and New York State Police.

Unsuccessful life-saving treatment was given and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is continuing to investigate the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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