Benedict Man Killed in Logging Accident

By KBJR News 1

Benedict Man Killed in Logging Accident

August 22, 2012 Updated Aug 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM CDT

Walker, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A 50 year old Benedict man has died after he was struck by a large tree that had fallen from a logging boom.

On August 21, the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident in Pike Bay Township, south of the Nary Road.

Emergency personnel transported the man to Cass Lake Indian Health Services, where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

The man's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

The Cass County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Pike Bay Police Department, Leech Lake Tribal Police and the Leech Lake Ambulance service.