Tree cutter dies after fall down Ticino ravine
The Local · 3 Nov 2014, 09:38
Published: 03 Nov 2014 09:38 GMT+01:00
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The accident occurred around 4.20pm near the village of Moneto, where two men were felling trees, Ticino cantonal police said.
The victim lost a saw and in a bid to retrieve it, for unexplained reasons slipped and fell 100 metres down a ravine, police said in a statement.
A Rega emergency rescue team arrived on the scene only to find the man was already dead, the statement said.
The victim was a resident of Bellinzona, a town in the Italian-speaking canton in the southern part of Switzerland.