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Dawsonville man killed in logging incident
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A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

Clinton Chumbley, 71, was killed in an "accident that happened while he was sawing a tree," according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.

He was found deceased on Monday morning after friends said he did not show up for breakfast at the downtown restaurant where he eats most mornings.

When he didn't show up for breakfast, they went out looking for him, officials said.

"He was located by friends...behind a residence on Pathway Road, off Etowah River Road," said Lanier Swafford, chief of Dawson County Emergency Services.

It is unclear when the accident occurred or how long he had been in the wooded area.

"We don't know exactly when the accident happened," Bearden said. "But Mr. Chumbley was seen by a group of friends at the end of last week."

A native of Dawson County, Chumbley was one of the original crew members for Bill Elliott's racing team, his friends said.

Arrangements were incomplete as of press time.