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Offbeat 2 dead after tree branch falls on crowd at fireworks show

23:05  04 july  2018
23:05  04 july  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Florida deputy shoots gator with AR-15, freeing girl trapped in tree

  Florida deputy shoots gator with AR-15, freeing girl trapped in tree With a single shot from his AR-15 rifle, a Lake County deputy sheriff quickly put an end to a large alligator that had a teenage girl trapped in a tree for nearly an hour, authorities said Monday. Jordan Broderick, 15, was eventually able to climb safely down from the tree, according to a sheriff's report.

Опубликовано: 24 июн. 2012 г. How to prune out the dead limbs from a live tree . With the help of my son who was pulling on a rope for leverage as I was cutting two of the branches , I was able to keep one branch out of our neighbors yard and the other branch from falling into our house.

A witness said there was blood everywhere. Peter Daut and Elsa Ramon report.

Tree branch is seen after, police say, it killed one person and injured five when it fell shortly after start of fireworks show in Rock Island, Illinois on July 3, 2018: tree.jpg © WHBF-TV tree.jpg

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Authorities say two people have died after a tree branch fell on spectators during a fireworks display in western Illinois. The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office says the branch fell from a large oak tree outside the county courthouse in Rock Island around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Dozens were sitting near the tree watching the fireworks when the branch fell about 25 feet (8 meters) and crushed some of the spectators. Some of those who weren't hurt tried to lift the branch to free the people trapped beneath.

Authorities said 61-year-old Daniel Mendoza Sr. of Rock Island was pronounced dead at the scene. Seventy-two-year-old Lawrence Anderson of Moline died at a hospital.

Lake County deputy shoots, kills alligator that trapped girl in tree

  Lake County deputy shoots, kills alligator that trapped girl in tree A Lake County deputy shot and killed an alligator Friday after it forced a 15-year-old girl into a tree. Deputies said the girl was floating on a raft in the water when a 10 or 11-foot alligator approached her. The girl was able to reach a tree, but not the shoreline. From the tree, the girl was able to call her parents who then called the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The girl had been in the tree for more than a half hour and the gator was just feet away from the base of the tree when the deputy arrived, authorities said. Deputies said wildlife officials were called but at the time were still about 20 minutes away and the girl was physically tired from keeping herself in the tree. The deputy said his attempts to scare the alligator away were unsuccessful, leading him to shoot and kill the gator.

At least 12 people were killed after a tree fell on a crowd in front of a church at the Festa da Senhora do Monte festival, near Funchal, Madeira, on

One person has died after a tree fell on to a car in New London on Wednesday morning.

Authorities have not provided the causes of death.

Six other people were treated for injuries, including a 21-year-old pregnant woman from East Moline who was near term. Bustos said the woman was taken to a local hospital where she gave birth. He says mother and baby are in good health.

A few witnesses told CBS affiliate WHBF-TV they heard people shouting and saw people pulling branches from the scene.

Alligator was protecting its young when it trapped teen in tree .
ORLANDO, Fla. - An alligator was protecting its young when it trapped a teen in a tree last week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A Lake County deputy sheriff shot the female gator, which was about 8 { feet long, with an AR-15 rifle. A gator nest was found nearby, according to Greg Workman, a spokesman for the commission. "While alligators don't climb trees, A Lake County deputy sheriff shot the female gator, which was about 8 1/2 feet long, with an AR-15 rifle. A gator nest was found nearby, according to Greg Workman, a spokesman for the commission.

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