Industry man, 21, dies in fall from tree at birthday party

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 7:14 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 28, 2012, at 1:08 p.m.

INDUSTRY, Maine — Police say an Industry man fell to his death Saturday night after climbing a tree during his birthday celebration.

Jacob Chick, 21, climbed the tree and fell about 60 feet around 9:30 p.m. during a gathering at his home on the West Mills Road. He died from the fall, Lt. Niles Yeaton of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said.

Chick’s birthday was two days before on Aug. 23.

The death was deemed an accident, according to Cpl. Kenneth Charles’ report, Yeaton said. Yeaton could not say whether alcohol was involved or why he climbed the tree.

Industry Fire Department’s first responders, NorthStar ambulance and police responded to the call.