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ambulance injury file

A man is dead after a tree pinned him down just outside of Ava, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jackson County deputies were asked by a woman to check on her husband. The woman said he had been working outside around a sawmill, and she couldn't reach him by telephone.

The release states that deputies found the husband in a wooded area where he had been cutting down trees, and was pinned down by tree.

The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of family members.

— The Southern

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