MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — Taylor County sheriff's officials say human remains have been found in the rubble of a tree stand fire.

The sheriff's department was notified about a missing person after a 52-year-old Medford man failed to meet two others to go hunting. Medford police officers and sheriff's deputies began a search for the man and found his ATV on his rural property near a wooden, elevated box-like hunting stand.

WQOW-TV says the hunting stand had recently burned. Investigators say the man used an LP heater in the stand. No foul play is suspected. The remains have not been identified.


Information from: WQOW-TV,

GVO encourages all sportsmen to remain vigilant and stay safe afield.