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Man killed working on tree in Swansea Thursday

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Tragedy has struck Swansea on Thursday.

According to Lieutenant Marc R. Haslam, the Swansea Police Department received a 911 call at 10:43 a.m. requesting assistance at a residence at 40 Deborah Ln. for an injured tree worker. When officers arrived they discovered an unconscious male who had been working in the bucket of a tree truck when he was injured by a tree limb. He was lowered from the bucket and bystanders began CPR. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Swansea Ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim is identified as 28 year old Taylor Bowen of Rehoboth.

The incident is being investigated by Swansea Police Detectives, State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and OSHA.

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