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    Paraplegic hunter dies after falling from tree

    Paraplegic hunter dies after falling from tree

    Associated Press Published Dec. 2, 2002 HUNT03

    PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. -- A paraplegic hunter has died after falling from a tree in Otter Tail County, authorities said Monday.

    The body of 41-year-old Timothy John Beiningen, of Pelican Rapids, was found about 3 a.m. Sunday.

    Otter Tail County Chief Deputy Mark Morris said he was a paraplegic who was known as an avid hunter. Beiningen had gone deer hunting during the muzzleloader season last weekend.

    ``It was incredible,'' Morris said. ``He had apparently crawled up into his tree stand and the individual, in that effort, either crawling up or crawling down got entangled in a piece of his equipment and fell to the ground.''

    Beiningen's gun did not discharge and his death is considered an accident, Morris said.

    Authorities began a search for Beiningen Saturday night after family members said he failed to return home.

    http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3469479.html
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