April 20, 2018
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Maine man dies after falling from tree

The Associated Press

ROME, Maine — An Oakland man has died after falling from a large tree he was pruning.

Police say 34-year-old Derrick Spiller fell 50 to 60 feet to the ground on Tuesday when one of his cleats slipped.

The accident was reported around noon at a seasonal camp where a couple of people saw Spiller fall.

The Kennebec Journal said rescuers could not revive him.

Fire officials say Spiller was equipped with a harness that appeared to be intact at the time of the fall.

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