On Saturday, February 20, Ionia County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched just before noon to the area of Knox Road and Keefer Highway in Sebewa Township in reference to a man injured during a tree-cutting accident.
Deputies determined a tree had fallen on top of a 62 year old man from Lake Odessa while the man was attempting to fell the tree. Portland Ambulance and the Sunfield Fire Department attempted emergency lifesaving procedures, however, this accident caused severe injuries and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this accidental death with the assistance of the Ionia County Medical Examiner. Assisting agencies were Ionia County Central Dispatch, Portland Ambulance, the Sunfield Fire Department, and Portland Fire Department.