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PINE CREEK — A Mt. Vernon man died June 25 after being struck by the top of a large fir tree he was helping to pull as it was being cut down.

Garland Weissenfluh, 58, had been operating a come-along winch Tuesday morning to help pull down a large dead fir tree that was being cut down in the Tamarack Road area southeast of Pine Creek, according to a news release from Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley.

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