75-year-old Thorndike man dies in woods accident

Posted Feb. 11, 2012, at 9:16 p.m.

THORNDIKE, Maine — A 75-year-old Thorndike man died Saturday, Feb. 11 when a tree apparently fell on him.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported that the department was called shortly after 10 a.m. to the Parson’s Valley Road where Clair Lewis was cutting wood on his property. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Lewis was able to call for help.

He was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer campus in Waterville where he later died from his injuries.

Deputy Gerry Lincoln and Detective Jason Bosco are investigating the incident.