By Associated Press - Sunday, March 15, 2015

BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a Philadelphia man has died after a large tree fell on him on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland.

The National Park Service identified the man Sunday afternoon as 36-year-old Jason Parish.

The park service says a person called police shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday to report the accident. Park service spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says an off-duty park service ranger who was nearby performed CPR on the man. But life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and a Maryland state medical examiner pronounced Parish dead at the scene.

Anzelmo-Sarles says the accident occurred about 7 miles from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on a steep and rocky section of the trail near the Ed Garvey shelter. She says Parish was hiking with two other people.

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