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Falling tree claims the life of Timmins cottager

Timmins Police Service investigates sudden death incident
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The Timmins Police Service is in the midst of completing its investigation into the death of a 57-year-old cottager on Night Hawk Lake near Timmins over the long weekend.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a guest at the cottage ventured down a trail on an ATV to collect firewood in the Goose Creek area of Night Hawk Lake, in Cody Township.

Police reported the man was struck by a tree he was trying to remove using the winch of the ATV.

Edward Moreau, 53, of South Porcupine, suffered a fatal injury and died at the scene.

Next of kin notifications have been undertaken by the Timmins Police Service.

Foul play is not suspected as this appears to be a case of death by misadventure.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be completed by the area coroner.

Timmins EMS personnel, South Porcupine OPP marine officers and volunteer firefighters from the Connaught Fire Hall assisted with the removal of the deceased.


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