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Forum staff reports, Published June 14 2013

Hibbing man killed in deer stand fall ID’d

LAVELL TOWNSHIP, Minn. – The 55-year-old Hibbing man who died Thursday after falling off the deer stand that he was working on has been identified as Bruce Richard Stone.

Stone had been working on the roof of the stand in rural Lavell Township when the accident occurred, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency responders from the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, Toivola Fire Department and Life Link III air medical were called to the scene at 11:24 a.m.

“Despite the efforts of the first responders and Life Link air medical staff, the victim died at the scene from his injuries,” said a statement from Sgt. Wayne Toewe of the sheriff’s office.