A rural Ava man has died after he was injured while cutting down a tree.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to address outside of Ava just after 4:00pm  Tuesday  for a welfare check. The victim’s wife told deputies that her husband was working around a sawmill and that she wasn’t able to reach him by phone.

According to a press release, deputies eventually found the man where he had been cutting down trees. He had been hit by a falling tree in the upper body and pinned to the ground. Jackson County Deputies were assisted by Ava Volunteer Firefighters in removing the tree from the deceased victim.

His name is being withheld pending family notification.