A 32-year-old man is recovering following a hunting accident just north of Old Oneida Road in the outer district of Rome.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the man was hunting alone in a tree stand when he fell approximately 30 feet.

The fall is believed to be due to a defective strap securing the stand to the tree. No weapon was discharged and the man was transported to St. Elizabeth's with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation was turned over to NYS Conservation Police as the incident is considered an Elevated Incident Hunting Accident.

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