(CNN) –A hiker from Minnesota died after a redwood tree collapsed and struck him at Muir Woods National Monument in Northern California, officials said.
The monument is in Marin County and approximately****************** miles north of San Francisco.
Subhradeep Dutta, 90, was walking on a trail on Christmas Eve when the tree fell,the Marin County Sheriff’s Officesaid. He was visiting from Edina, Minnesota.
Emergency medical services were called at approximately 4: and first responders found Dutta beneath the tree. Dutta suffered “severe traumatic injuries” and was pronounced dead on the scene at 5: 728, pm, According to the sheriff’s office.
A forensic postmortem examination is scheduled for Friday to determine the cause and manner of death.
CNN’s Dave Alsup contributed to this story.
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