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Man dies in logging incident off of Elk River Road

A logging incident claimed the life of a man this morning about 10 miles east of the Elk River Road and Wigley Road intersection.

Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Ken Woods said it appears that a tree fell on him when he was actively logging, but the cause is under investigation. A Cal Fire helicopter was requested in, but the victim died on scene.

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are investigating. The victim’s name isn’t being released at this time.