Shreveport tree trimmer falls to his death

Doyline, LA (KSLA) - Webster Parish Sheriff's office received a call for medical assistance in response to a man who had reportedly fallen from a tree. The accident happened around 10 am Thursday morning.

When police arrived, they discovered that Robert Wayne Meshell, 47, from Shreveport, had fallen to his death approximately 100 feet from a tree in the Green Park area of Doyline. Meshell worked for a Minden arborist company and reportedly had 30 years of experience.

The investigation indicated that Meshell crossed his anchor ropes and one rubbed through the other, causing the rope to break which caused him to fall approximately 85 feet to the ground.  Meshell died from supposed internal injuries before paramedics arrived on scene.

Authorities have sent his body for autopsy in Little Rock, Ar.