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(KPLR) – Authorities in Pulaski County are looking into a bizarre accident after a man fell to his death into a sinkhole.

It happened overnight in a wooded area in rural Pulaski County.  According to KY3.com, the man was out bow hunting Monday near his home off Red Oak Lane near the Buckhorn, Mo. area.  He told his wife he had shot a deer and was going into the woods to get it near his home .   That was the last time he was seen.

When the man’s wife reported his disappearance, search crews took to the woods and found his body around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday at the bottom of a large sink hole just a short distance from his home, KY3 reports.

Authorities say the hole is about the size of a car and is about 65 feet deep.  Investigators believe the hole may have recently opened up following heavy rains last month.  The Pulaski County coroner has ruled the death accidental.  His identity has not yet been released.

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