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Missouri Hunter Dies After Falling into Sinkhole

BUCKHORN, Mo. -- A sinkhole, which may have opened up after heavy rains last month, has claimed the life of a hunter in Pulaski County, Missouri.
BUCKHORN, Mo. -- A sinkhole, which may have opened up after heavy rains last month, has claimed the life of a hunter in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long says the death is a bizarre and sad incident.  Long says the man fell to his death in a sinkhole behind his home near Buckhorn, Missouri.  The hole was estimated to be about 70 feet deep. 

Long says the man had been bow hunting and told his wife he had killed a deer was going back into the woods around dusk Monday night to track it down.

When he didn't return, search teams started looking for him.  Searchers found him about 3:00 am Tuesday.  Investigators believe the sinkhole have opened up recently following last month's heavy rains in the area and the hunter was unable to see it in the dark and because of heavy foliage.

The man's name has not been released yet, pending notification of relatives.

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