Vermont State Police say a man was killed in Hubbardton, Vermont, on Saturday afternoon after a tree fell on him.
The incident happened around 4:45 in a camp the victim rented off the north end of Lake Bomoseen.
Police say a severe storm caused a dead tree to break at its base and fall on the victim, identified later as 66-year-old Clifford R. Jones, as he was retrieving fishing poles.
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Friends and family tried to rescue him with no success.
The incident remains under investigation.