🔴 The hunter failed to return to his group Saturday night

🔴 Firefighters and rescue teams found the man after a search for several hours

🔴 The NY State Department of Conservation would not disclose man's identity

A 72-year-old hunter from New Jersey was found dead after he didn’t return to camp Saturday night during a hunting trip in New York.

The New York State Department of Conservation said the man was with a group hunting in the Five Streams State Forest in the town of German.

The group called 911 around 10:45 p.m. when the man did not return.

Hunter from New Jersey was found dead

After searching for several hours, the man was located around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

A cause of death was not disclosed.

Jeff Wernick, spokesman for the New York State Department of Conservation, told New Jersey 101.5 the man was from Metuchen but would not disclose his identity per department policy on disclosing the names of those involved in rescues or recoveries.


Map shows Five Streams State Forest in New York State and Metuchen
Map shows Five Streams State Forest in New York State and Metuchen (Canva)

Where is Five Streams State Park?

Five Streams State Park is a 6,300-acre park approximately 200 miles north of Metuchen in Chenango County.  The park offers areas for hiking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and camping.

Another N.J. man died in New York in September

The Metuchen man is the second person from New Jersey to die in the outdoors of New York this fall.

Ravi K. Vegiraju, 50, from the Morganville section of Marlboro died in September while hiking with friends on the Diamond Notch trail in the Hunter-West Kill wilderness area of the Catskills, according to the Times Union.

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