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DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Mansfield man has died from injuries suffered when he fell out of a tree he was working to cut down. 

The incident happened in the 16600 block of Highway 171 in Converse, La. Friday around 1 p.m. According to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, the harness that secured 56-year-old Ronnie Meshell to the tree failed due to wear or possibly damage caused by the chainsaw he was using on the tree. This caused him to fall to the ground, sustaining severe injuries.

Meshell was airlifted to University Health in Shreveport Friday and died Sunday.

No foul play is suspected in the failure of the equipment Meshell was using at the time of the incident.

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