ROYALTON, N.Y. — Niagara County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident that left a hunter dead in Royalton.

They responded to a wooded area on Royalton Center Road Wednesday morning.

When emergency crews arrived, they found a 68-year-old man unresponsive at the foot of a tree stand.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe he suffered a medical emergency and fell from the tree.

Officials say they're still investigating the incident, and that the man's name will be released after they contact his family.