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Man dies after accident while trimming tree on Big Island

NORTH KOHALA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A man has died after an accident while trimming a tree in North Kohala on the Big Island, officials say.

Firefighters responded around 3:20 p.m. on Monday to a privately-run park in a remote area, where they found the man pinned in a tree by a branch about 20 feet above the ground. Police say a branch he had cut fell on him and pinned him in a fork of the tree.

Firefighters had to remove the branch and lower the man to the ground.

The man, identified as 29-year-old Andrew Ankner, was airlifted to the North Hawaii Community Hospital in critical condition and later died.

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