Lamont Man Dies in Tree-Cutting Accident

A Lamont man has died in a tree-cutting accident.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to 1246 Buchanan-Delaware Avenue around 5:30 pm Monday.

The victim, 82-year old Ray Welter, suffered multiple severe injuries and was transported to Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He did not survive.

The Sheriff’s Office says an investigation shows Welter was cutting down a tree with a chainsaw. As he cut through the tree trunk, it split – striking him as it fell down.

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