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Md. Man Dies While Trimming Tree

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MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — Officials say a Maryland man is dead after falling while trimming a tree.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a Manchester home a little after 11 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff’s office says Sidney Wayne Diehl of Westminster had been helping friends trim the top of a large tree when the tree splintered. Diehl fell nearly 10 feet before he was stopped by a safety harness he was wearing.

The sheriff’s office says that although the harness stopped Diehl’s fall the tree continued to break. When rescue teams arrived they found Diehl dead.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-2574.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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