UPDATE: Identity Released in Fatal Tree Fall

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UPDATE: Identity Released in Fatal Tree Fall

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May 16, 2013 Updated May 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM CST

Ely, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A contract employee with the U.S. Forest Service is dead after being struck by a tree.

The Lake County Sheriff has identified the victim as 59-year-old Douglas Raymond Harris. Authorities say Harris was cutting trees Thursday afternoon on the Birch Lake Camp Ground in Ely.

They said a tree he was cutting spun around and fell on top of him.

Harris was taken to the Ely Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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