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Midstate hunter who went missing likely died of heart attack

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 3, 2015 2:49 AM
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(Emporium) -- A coroner says a 61-year-old deer hunter from Lancaster County whose disappearance prompted a two-day search likely suffered a heart attack while hiking.

The Cameron County coroner says Linwood Walters's death was likely prompted by strenuous hiking in the area around his hunting camp earlier this week.

The Bainbridge man's body was found Wednesday about a mile from his hunting camp in Gibson, Cameron County.

More than 100 searchers combed a large area in the days following his disappearance.

The coroner says Walters had high blood pressure and cholesterol.

He adds Walters had been exposed to the elements since noon Monday after he was last spotted leaving his hunting camp at 5:00 a.m.

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