Maryland Natural Resources Police continued last week to investigate a fatal hunting accident that occurred Sept. 20, on private property near Davidsonville.
Joseph Philip Adams, 46, of Glen Burnie was hunting deer from his tree stand, on property in the 2400 block of Rutland Road, when he fell approximately 15 feet to the ground, according to the Natural Resource Police, who said the man was not wearing a safety harness.
Adams and a friend were archery hunting from tree stands approximately 80 yards apart when the friend heard Adams call for help.
The friend called 911 after finding Adams on the ground, unresponsive.
Adams was taken to the Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Adams' body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
Last year, 70 percent of the hunting accidents in Maryland were tree-stand related, the Natural Resource Police said.