Killed by a Tree in Ramapo


At about 5 p.m. on May 2, the Ramapo Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious person on the lawn of 11 Sunny Ridge Road in the Village of New Hempstead.

The victim, Mr. Jean Emmanuel, 41, was cutting down a tree in the yard just prior to this incident.  The tree fell apparently taking down a ladder as well. Emmanuel was found on the ground near the tree.

CPR was performed on the victim and he was transported to Nyack Hospital by Spring Hill Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics. Mr. Jean Emmanuel was pronounced dead at Nyack Hospital.

The incident is being investigated by Ramapo Police Detectives who were assisted at the scene by Rockland County Sheriff’s Department BCI Unit. The actual cause of death has not yet been determined.


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