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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Death of Man after Tree Falls on Him
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
shari.ireton@snoco.org425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
SNOHOMISH, Wash. – The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 61 year-old Snohomish man after he was found under a fallen tree late last night at the 1000 block of S Lake Roesiger Rd.  The man’s wife called 911 around 11 p.m. when she became concerned that she couldn’t find her husband and he wasn’t answering his cellphone. After searching the couple’s property for the missing man, he was located face down under a tree, with two chainsaws lying next to him.  Deputies on scene reported that the tree appeared to be rotten and that the deceased had sustained a traumatic injury to his head.  The man had told his wife earlier in the day that he had planned to cut down a rotten tree on their property. 
Identification of the deceased, as well as cause and manner of his death, are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.