WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A man in his 40s is dead after falling 40 to 50 feet while trimming a tree in Wichita.
The Wichita Eagle reports police spokesman Sgt. 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.