//California redwood tree falls, kills hiker at nationwide park

California redwood tree falls, kills hiker at nationwide park

A Minnesota man was killed throughout a Christmas Eve go to to a nationwide park in California when an infinite redwood tree fell on him, authorities mentioned Thursday.

Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minn., was strolling on a marked path simply after 4:35 p.m. Tuesday on the Muir Woods National Monument Park, north of San Francisco, when he turned pinned by the trunk of a 200-foot-tall tree.

Dutta was with two different individuals when the incident occurred. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene, based on the Marin County Coroner’s Workplace and a park spokesman.

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In this March 25, 2008 file photo visitors walk along a pathway near the entrance to the Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County, Calif. Authorities say a Redwood tree fell and fatally struck a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument Park on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)

On this March 25, 2008 file photograph guests stroll alongside a pathway close to the doorway to the Muir Woods Nationwide Monument in Marin County, Calif. Authorities say a Redwood tree fell and fatally struck a person visiting Muir Woods Nationwide Monument Park on Tuesday. (AP Picture/Eric Risberg,File)

The trunk measured greater than Four toes in diameter. A lady who was injured by falling particles was taken to a hospital. Her situation was not obtainable. A person mountain climbing with the group was unhurt.

A park spokesman instructed The Related Press that the incident occurred after two weeks of winter storms.

“This can be a very uncommon, and remoted occasion which will have occurred attributable to moist floor from current winter storms, across the roots of the tree,” park spokesman Charles Strickfaden mentioned in an e-mail.

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“The Nationwide Park Service extends its ideas and prayers to all these concerned,” he added.

The realm affected by particles from the falling tree was closed Thursday whereas the remainder of the park remained open.

The Related Press contributed to this report.