OCSODAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (11/18/19) — A Lewisport man suffered fatal injuries after a tree fell on him Sunday afternoon.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies responded 12:32 p.m. to the 8300 block of Kentucky 144.

The land was recently purchased by the victim, identified as 62-year-old Stanley Sheldon, according to a press release. He was cutting trees for firewood, when one collapsed in the opposite direction as planned.

DCSO indicated Sheldon was trapped beneath the tree. Knottsville Fire Department was able to cut the tree and remove it. Responders immediately began CPR on Sheldon and he was taken to Owensboro Health, where he was pronounced deceased at 1:12 p.m.

DCSO Major Barry Smith investigated the incident.

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