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Dayton police find missing hunter's body

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I found this on the Channel 5 website.

"Dayton police find missing hunter's body

Dayton Police found the body of missing deer hunter, Matthew Daniel, in a wooded area near a golf course Sunday.

Daniel, of Rogers, lived approximately 10 miles away from where officials found his body.

His family told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that Daniel had gone to his friend’s property to bow hunt alone.

The police said they responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight at the Sundance Golf Course. They found Daniel's body hanging from a strap on his deer-hunting stand.

Daniel’s sister told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that her brother was very familiar with the property.

Daniel grew up in Rogers and was a maintenance employee for the Osseo School District. He leaves behind his wife and 10-year-old daughter.

Investigators from the Dayton Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office are looking into the case. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.

Dayton is 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis."

Several things stand out for me. One is "Alone"- "found after midnight" and "Hanging from a strap in his treestand" He also left behind a Wife and 10 year old daughter-- This is a very sad story.

Some Saftey Reminders come to mind here.

1) always let someone know where you are going and when you will return.

2) Always use a Full Body harness - but be aware that without some sort of way to take the pressure off of your legs and get circulation going you can still die from hanging by a harness. (The old waist/chest strap are far more likely to cause death.) Use as short of a lead off of the harness to minimize the drop distance. ( It will also make for an easier return to the stand if you fall).

3) Cell phones are a good thing to take on your hunts if you have service. Keep them on and accessable.

My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Matthew Daniels.

Please be safe out there

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That is tragic. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his loved ones.

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