Man Dies After Falling While Trimming Wichita Tree

By: Associated Press, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: Associated Press, Posted by Chelsey Moran

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A man in his 40s is dead after falling 40 to 50 feet while trimming a tree in Wichita.

Police spokesman Sergeant Jeff Davis says the man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition after he fell around 1 p.m. Friday and died a short time later.

Davis says the man, who wasn't being identified until his family was notified, secured himself with a rope around the waist and tied the rope to a very large branch.

Davis says the man began sawing on a limb and didn't realize it was the one to which he was attached. When the limb fell, the weight of it pulled him down.

The man was helping a friend and didn't work for a tree-trimming company.


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