Bow hunter dies in ATV ac­ci­dent

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A Manassas bow hunter died in Rap­pa­han­nock County af­ter his four-wheeler over­turned on top of him dur­ing a week­end hunt­ing trip some­time Satur­day (Oct. 6).

Vir­ginia State Po­lice Sgt. F. L. Tyler said the man, iden­ti­fied as Thomas John Finn, 47, had ar­rived with two friends at a hunt­ing lodge on Re­di­viva Lane, which winds into the hills north of U.S. 211 near Gid Brown Hol­low, and the three set off on sep­a­rate ATVs. When Finn didn’t re­turn af­ter sun­down, his hunt­ing part­ners con­tacted the au­thor­i­ties.

A state po­lice he­li­copter with night-vi­sion tech­nol­ogy searched un­suc­cess­fully for him Satur­day night, Tyler said, and a state po­lice tac­ti­cal team had just be­gun an or­ga­nized ground search when one of the other hunters lo­cated Finn’s body at about 8 a.m. Sun­day.

Tyler said Finn, head­ing down a nar­row pow­er­line right-of-way in a heav­ily wooded area, ap­par­ently had swerved to avoid a fallen tree and went down an em­bank­ment on his ATV. His body was found be­neath the ve­hi­cle.

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