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UPDATED: Benedict man dies in Tuesday logging accident

A 50-year-old Benedict man died in a logging accident Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a tree that fell from a logging boom.

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Department, Joel Wayne White was transported to Cass Lake Indian Health Services where he was later pronounced dead. He received a crushing injury.

The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. in Pike Bay Township.

The victim's body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul for an autopsy. Funeral arrangements are pending with Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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