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Man climbs up tree and falls to his death during July 4th celebration in Aitkin County

Officials identified the victim as 27-year-old Henry M. Cannon of Red Wing

A man fell to his death after climbing 25 feet up a tree in northern Minnesota, officials said Friday.

The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Thursday during a July 4th celebration near the shore of Gun Lake in Aitkin County, the Sheriff's Office said.

Officials identified the victim as 27-year-old Henry M. Cannon of Red Wing.

According to the Sheriff's Office:

Cannon, who was in a yard with friends, was climbing a large white pine tree when a branch about 2 inches in diameter broke. He fell to the ground, sustaining numerous internal injuries.

Cannon was transported unconscious by ambulance to Riverwood Hospital in Aitkin, where he was pronounced dead.

https://www.startribune.com/man-climbs-up-tree-branch-breaks-and-he-falls-to-his-death-during-july-4-celebration-in-aitkin-county/600378713/

 

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