Officials: Hunter did not die solely from deer attacking him

    Arkansas authorities say a hunter who died after a deer he'd shot attacked him had pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to his death.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday said a preliminary report from the Baxter County coroner shows that 66-year-old Thomas Alexander's death was not caused solely by the deer attack. The agency did not say what medical conditions Anderson had.

    Alexander shot a buck with a muzzleloader while hunting Oct. 22 near Yellville, an area in the Ozark Mountains about 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Little Rock. A commission spokesman last week said the deer attacked Alexander when the hunter approached the animal to see if it was dead. Alexander had multiple puncture wounds. He died at the hospital.

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