Deer hunter killed in Harford accident

December 05, 1997

For the second time this week, a deer hunter has been killed in an accident involving a tree stand, Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials reported.

Guy F. Bortmes, 38, was found dead early Wednesday under a tree near his home in the 1300 block of Chrome Hill Road in Jarrettsville, in Harford County, said John Surrick, a department spokesman.

Investigators think Bortmes lost his footing when a step leading up to the tree stand broke and he fell 20 feet to the ground, fracturing his skull.

Bryan Sisolak, 41, of Peabody, Mass., was killed Tuesday when a loaded shotgun being lowered from a tree stand discharged and he was shot in the head.

Pub Date: 12/05/97

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