Hunter’s death not suspicious

Published 10:19 am Thursday, December 3, 2009

MASON TOWNSHIP — Authorities said this morning the death of a Swanton man while hunting near Greasy Ridge Wednesday is not being considered suspicious.

“Matthew Mathias, 44, was hunting with a friend in the woods off Township Road 76 when he died,” Lawrence County Sheriff’s Detective Bollinger said.

“According to the report, he had shot a deer and had come back to pick up the four-wheeler from where it was located.

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“He loaded the deer and was traveling up the hill and the four-wheeler tipped over. The man complained of pain in his arm and difficulty breathing,” Bollinger said.

The man’s body was taken to Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both the sheriff’s office and coroner’s office participated in the investigation.