Falling tree critically injures a Fremont man


BETHEL TOWNSHIP – A Fremont man is in critical condition after a tree cutting accident in Bethel Township.

According to the Branch County Sheriff's Department, 56 year old Brian Thompson was cutting a tree on Clearwater Road near Cranson Road around 4:15 PM Tuesday. Investigators say the tree came down and struck Thompson on the head.

Someone saw Thompson and called 911. Deputies along with the Bronson Fire Department and Life Care Ambulance arrived and found Thompson unresponsive. He was flown from the area by West Michigan Air Care to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

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