The Cayuga County Sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal hunting accident that happened Saturday. Detective Sgt. Fred Cornelius tells Finger Lakes News Radio 54 year old Gale Lytle of Port Byron was climbing up into a tree stand when for some reason it gave way and he fell roughly 18 feet.
Members of Lytle’s hunting party discovered his body sometime later in the day. The accident took place in a wooded area off of Center Road in the Town of Scipio. An autopsy is being done by the Onondaga County Medical Examiners Office to determine precise cause of death .