BIG LAKE -- A Royalton man died in a tree trimming accident.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 14,000 block of Sherburne County Road 35 in Big Lake Township.

Sheriff Joel Brott says 33-year-old Noah Ness was trimming trees, when the saw he was using touched a power line. Ness then fell to the ground.

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He was airlifted to the University of Minnesota Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities says the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will determine an official cause of death.

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