Man Killed By Falling Tree in North County: San Diego Sheriff's Dept.

Victim died after tree came down in windy conditions in Escondido

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Rescue efforts were unable to save a man in Escondido on Friday afternoon after a large tree came down.

Workers were cutting down the tree at about 4:30 p.m. in the 9700 block of Thorn Lane when the was killed, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. The incident in the residential area occurred in a neighborhood not far from Lake Hodges.

It's not yet known if high winds played a role in the incident.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the
scene, Lt. Ryan Wisniewski of SDSO said.

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