Selbyville man passes away after falling from deer stand


On Oct. 22, 76-year-old Richard Jenkins of Selbyville died after falling from a tree stand while hunting in Bishopville, Md.

According to Candy Thomson, public information officer for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, Jenkins was hunting at a stand located approximately 4 miles from his home.

“It was just over the Maryland-Delaware line,” she said.

Jenkins, had gone hunting around 6 a.m. and his wife wife, after noticing he hadn’t returned at 4 p.m., asked a friend to go to the stand to check on him. Thomson said the friend found Jenkins lying on a cement pad at the foot of the tree stand ladder.

Thomson said that upon investigation, a broken rung was found on the metal ladder about nine feet off the ground. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Bishopville Emergency Services responded to the scene.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Md. determined Jenkins died as a result of multiple injuries

“His death was ruled accidental,” said Thomson.