Man found unconscious in tree

Firefighters brnging the man down from the tree. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel from Bintulu Hospital.

BINTULU: A man in his 50s was found unconscious high up in a tree near Bintulu Public library around noon today (Feb 23).

Prior to the incident, the man, who was attached to the Landscape Department of the Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), was trimming tree branches in the area.

He was believed to have fallen unconscious while trimming the particular tree.

Nine firefighters were deployed to the scene at 1pm after receiving an emergency call.

They arrived at the scene at 1.06pm and managed to bring down the man with a ladder.

Medical personnel from Bintulu Hospital gave first aid to the man but he was pronounced dead shortly after.