Newport man killed after being struck by tree

By: Rachael Perry

Email: rperry@abc6.com

Twitter: @RachaelABC6

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) —  A man in his seventies passed away after being pinned under a tree in Newport. 

According to the Newport Fire Department, crews responded to a private residence on Ruggles Ave around 3:20 p.m., after a report came in of a fallen tree with a possible person underneath it. 

Upon arrival members of the Newport Fire Department used paratech airbags to help lift the tree, and free the unidentified victim. 

He was transported to Newport Hospital where officials said he succumbed to his injuries.

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