EDITOR’S NOTE: The WVDNR tells 13 News that there was not a second person working with the man from the tree stand.


UPDATE (9:25 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7): The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources tells 13 News that the man who died was doing construction on a homemade tree stand on his property.

They say the man was 69 years old. No foul play is suspected.

The DNR police are investigating.


SISSONVILLE, WV (WOWK) — One person is dead after doing work on a tree stand in Sissonville, Metro 911 officials say.

Dispatchers say this happened around 6:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Broad Tree Run Road.

This a developing story. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.