Climber killed in fall

A climber died after falling from a tree he was working on October 20, 2021, in Orinda, California.

Fire department personnel responded to a call for a person who fell from an elevated position while trimming a tall tree. The victim was declared dead at the scene. It was unclear what caused the fall, according to a KTVU Fox 2 report. However, news video showed dead and decayed tree parts, indicating the incident may have involved a tree failure.

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