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Man dead after falling 50 feet from tree in Oro-Medonte: police

The man who died was identified as a 45-year-old from Springwater Township.
The man who died was identified as a 45-year-old from Springwater Township. OPP/Twitter

One person is dead after falling out of a tree in Oro-Medonte, Ont., police say.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said on Wednesday, just after 1 p.m., emergency officials were dispatched to a home on Huronwoods Drive.

Police said an arborist fell approximately 50 feet out of a tree.

Officers said the arborist, a 45-year-old man from Springwater Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, the OPP’s forensic identification services and the coroner have been contacted and are investigating.

The Ministry of Labour said the man was employed by Ansanna Tree Services.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of this worker,” the ministry said in a statement.

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A ministry inspector has been assigned to investigate the cause of the incident.

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