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Hillsboro firefighter dies after tree falls on him while hunting

Authorities say a Hillsboro man died after a tree fell on him while he was hunting in a heavily-wooded area in northeast Oregon near Heppner.

Posted: Nov 5, 2017 11:50 AM

HEPPNER, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a Hillsboro man died after a tree fell on him while he was hunting in a heavily-wooded area in northeast Oregon near Heppner.

The Morrow County Sheriff's Office says authorities responded to a call Friday morning reporting that a tree had fallen on a 34-year-old man and that he was unresponsive and not breathing.

The caller says they hiked up a ridge to get cellphone service to make the call.

The sheriff's office says before authorities arrived, the person had called again to say the man had died.

The man was identified as Ryan Grimaldi, a Hillsboro firefighter and paramedic.

To honor Grimaldi, members of the Hillsboro Fire Department will travel to Heppner on Sunday to escort his body back to Tualatin. Members will also wear mourning bands over their badges through the day of his memorial service.

"Ryan was an outstanding firefighter and member of the Hillsboro Fire Department," operation chief Scott Magers said. "Ryan served the department and the community well. He will be greatly missed."

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