By Associated Press - Monday, September 15, 2014

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office reports that 53-year-old Rodney Edward Boutelle died Sunday afternoon after a tree fell and struck him in the head.

Boutelle’s body was discovered by two hikers in the Little Sunlight area.

Investigators found the switch on this chain saw was in the on position, leading them to conclude that he probably didn’t hear the tree behind him falling. The tree appeared to have fallen naturally.

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