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UPDATE: Death investigation underway following fall from tree

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- Police are investigating a death on Vaden Drive, after an elderly man fell from a tree.

Investigators say the 79-year-old man fell from a tree in his front yard just before 3:30 Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has been identified as Donald Farmer.

Farmer had either fallen off a ladder while cutting tree limbs or possibly had a health related issue that caused his death.

Police are awaiting results from the Medical Examiner's Office for the cause of death.

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