Yorkshire tree surgeon, 27, died in freak accident while working in North York Moors National Park – Yorkshire Post

A keen rugby player died in a freak accident while felling trees in the North York Moors National Park.

Charley Purkiss-McEndoo, 27, passed away in May but an inquest into his death was held in Skipton last week.

He lived in Aske, near Richmond, and had played as a 1st XV prop for Harrogate RUFC since 2016. His previous clubs included Darlington Mowden Park and Otley.

A coroner found that a seemingly healthy-looking branch on a neighbouring tree fell on Charley after he had safely felled the tree he was working on. His colleague found him with serious injuries after returning from refuelling his chainsaw.

via Yorkshire tree surgeon, 27, died in freak accident while working in North York Moors National Park – Yorkshire Post.