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October 29, 2012

Maple City man dead after fall from tree stand

SUTTONS BAY — A Maple City man died after falling from a tree stand in Leelanau County's Kasson Township.

Authorities said Donald Joseph Peplinski, 58, was hunting off Coleman Road the evening of Oct. 26 when he apparently fell from his tree stand. Emergency workers tried to treat Peplinski and transported him to Munson Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Leelanau County sheriff's officials said Peplinski's death is considered an accident, but the incident remains under investigation.

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