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Highgate man killed cutting down tree

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HIGHGATE, Vt. -

Police say a Highgate man died after he was pinned under a tree on his property.

Investigators say Roger Cota, 66, went into the woods behind his home on Monument Drive Wednesday afternoon to cut down trees.

His family became concerned when he hadn't returned by 7:30 p.m. and went looking for him. They found him pinned under a large tree.

Firefighters freed Cota, but life-saving efforts were not successful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say his death is being investigated as an accident.

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