What appears to have been a tragic accident, has claimed the life of a man in his 30’s this evening.
The victim, who was originally from France was sitting with his wife under a tree in the city’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, when a branch from the tree fell and hit the man on the head.
It happened shortly after 7.15.p.m near the entrance of the park on Queen Street West near Strachan Avenue.
Passersby attempted CPR on the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
His wife has been taken to hospital to be treated for shock.
Reports from the scene suggest that the man may have tried to shield his wife from the falling branch.
An investigation into the incident has now been launched.
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