Archive for Saturday, May 8, 2010

Body found trapped under tree

A Douglas County family is in mourning after losing a member in a tree accident Friday. The man was trimming trees when one fell on him. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday.

May 8, 2010


A 78-year-old male was found dead, trapped under a large tree Friday night in a rural area of Douglas County.

Man found dead under tree

The 78-year-old man was thought to be cutting down trees southeast of Clinton Lake when a tree pinned him. Enlarge video

Emergency crews responded about 8 p.m. to the 800 block of East 1000 Road, southeast of Clinton Lake.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Lyle Hagenbuch said it appeared the man had been cutting trees from a fence line when the tree fell on him.

Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said that as of Saturday morning, they were still awaiting confirmation that the man's family had been notified before releasing his name.

Check back to for more information on this story as it develops.


50YearResident 7 years ago

My guess, A land owner was clearing out some large trees with a chainsaw and the tree fell the wrong way and on him. Just guessing as I do not know what the story is about except how else could a body get trapped by a tree?

TheEleventhStephanie 7 years ago

Wow. But hey, isn't that address actually NORTHeast of Clinton Lake?

Randall Barnes 7 years ago

feel sorry for the family. scanner traffic said he was there for about 5 hours

TheEleventhStephanie 7 years ago

I did a Google map and 800 North 1000 Rd is out by Lone Star. East 1000 Rd is near 6th and Wakarusa.

Still, wow. Talk about wrong place/wrong time. Sad for the family.

TheEleventhStephanie 7 years ago

Oh I see now. Those two roads intersect out near Lone Star.

doc1 7 years ago

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1234 7 years ago

Anyone that was listening to scanner..... alive, or whats the story?

kantubek 7 years ago

I was listening, they mentioned his name but I didn't think to remember it. It said that neighbors or family had last heard from him around 2pm

Sad circumstances

workinghard 7 years ago

Since they are saying a 'body', I am assuming it means he did not survive. Prayers for the family either way.

Fatty_McButterpants 7 years ago

Considering the report says a man was found dead, and that he was cutting trees, I can't believe that "50 year resident" and "workinghard" are so confused...

workinghard 7 years ago

Thanks for explaining it to him blue.

oneflewover 7 years ago

Thats how I want to go. I'd rather be taken out by a tree than a bug or cancer. Live a good productive life up until the end. Amen.

Kris_H 7 years ago

He must have been a tough old dude. I'm impressed he was out there cutting down trees at an age when a lot of folks are wasting away in nursing homes already.

My condolences to his family and friends.

Robert Rauktis 7 years ago

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Fatty_McButterpants 7 years ago

MacHeath: the older generations were definitely tougher than the "candy asses" of today. Now all we do is whine about self-esteem...

Deja Coffin 7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Maybe there is some peace in knowing that he wasn't out there for too long before he was found.

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