Map: Fatal Tree Accident
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.