Climber dies in fall with limb

A climber working in a tree died April 4, 2021, in Springfield, Virginia, when the limb he was tied in to broke, dropping him 40 to 45 feet to the ground.

Mauro Cruz Cortes, 45, of Culpepper, Va., was cutting tree limbs at a home when the incident happened. He was secured to a tree limb he was standing on when the limb broke and he fell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel, according to a WJLA ABC Channel 7 report.

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