A tree trimmer was pronounced dead Sunday after he was found unconscious while working high up in a palm tree in Huntington Beach, officials said.
Someone called 911 at about 11:20 a.m. to report that the man, who was estimated to be in his late 30s, was hanging from the tree unconscious in the 8000 block of Seaport Drive near Beam Circle, according to Huntington Beach police Lt. Kevin Johnson.
Police and fire officials got the man down from the tree, but he was dead at the scene, according to Johnson.
The cause of death will be determined by investigators from the Orange County coroner’s office, Johnson said.
The death was being investigated as an accident, he said. There were no initial signs of foul play.
Daily Pilot staff contributed to this report.