Cumberland Times-News

October 20, 2012

Maryland hunter falls to his death


Cumberland Times-News

— DENTSVILLE — The Maryland Natural Resource Police is investigating a fatal hunting accident in Calvert County.

The accident occurred on the morning of Oct. 13 and claimed the life of Albert Attanacio Castro, 62, LaPlata. Castro fell approximately 21 feet while climbing into his lock-on tree stand.  

The tree stand was locked on the tree with screw-in steps on Castro’s property near Dentsville. Castro was suffering from some medical issues which could have contributed to his death.  

The body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.