(WHAG) Strong winds brought down a tree that killed a Philadelphia man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail on Sunday.
Officials with the National Park Service confirmed that a tree fell and killed 36-year-old musician Jason Parish near the Ed Garvey Shelter in Washington County.
The Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Company responded to the scene after receiving a call just after 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.
“Upon reaching the victim up there, it was discovered that a tree branch had fallen that was slated to be cut down by the Park Service,” said Eric Smothers, assistant chief of the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Company. “Due to the high winds, the tree branch fell and struck our victim. He was in cardiac arrest for approximately 45 minutes. Once emergency responders arrived to that location, we continued CPR for an additional 20 minutes without a successful resuscitation.”
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