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Man killed after fall from tree stand

A Marengo County man died Monday after falling from a tree stand on his property near Thomaston.

James Holley, 74, was on the tree stand when it gave way causing him to fall approximately 8 feet, according to Marengo County Coroner John Scott. Holley was pronounced dead at the scene.

A lumber company was on Holley’s property cutting timber and it is believed he was in the tree stand watching the work being done. At approximately 1:34 p.m., the stand gave leading to Holley’s fall.

The coroner and AMSTAR Ambulance Service responded to the scene.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, July 3 issue of the Demopolis Times.)