Man dies after tree falls on him in Ottawa County

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JENISON, Mich.- Police have identified 26-year-old Tyler Hemmes as the man killed after a large branch fell onto him Saturday afternoon.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 7700 block of Riverview Dr. behind the Cottonwood Forest condominium homes in Jenison.

Deputies said Hemmes and some friends were walking in a nearby wooded area when they located a large branch propped up on a tree. Hemmes pulled on the branch causing it to fall onto his chest, killing him.

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