- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia authorities say a Maryland man has died after a tree branch he was cutting “snapped back,” pinning him against the trunk.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Cpl. V. Tiong tells The Journal of Martinsburg (bit.ly/1RuD7zK) that the 28-year-old Brunswick, Maryland, man died Wednesday in Charles Town.

Tiong says he arrived at the scene on Wednesday morning to find the man 10 feet in the tree and unconscious. The man was pronounced dead minutes later.

Tiong says witness told police the victim had climbed the tree to cut a branch while another man remained on the ground. Tiong says it didn’t appear the men were employed by a tree-cutting company.

The man’s identity hasn’t been released.

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Information from: The Journal, https://journal-news.net/


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