A 55-year-old man died Monday evening after falling from a tree he was attempting to trim ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival, according to Ocoee authorities.
Ocoee Battalion Fire Chief Edwin Youman said the crews responded to the home on Suzette Drive at 6:22 p.m. The man had climbed about 15 feet into the tree with a chain saw and as he was attempting to position himself to cut branches he fell, according to Youman. The victim was not using a ladder, Youman said.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the 55-year-old's family, he was cutting a tree limb to make sure it didn't fall on the home. Family members say he was a grandfather and a hard worker.