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Idaho Woodcutters Killed During Tragic Outings

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A 26-year-old man was killed in a tragic woodcutting outing with his family, the second such Idaho fatality in two weeks as people begin to stock up on fuel for their fireplaces.

Kyle Curry of Arbon Valley died of his injuries on Sunday at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after transport in a medical helicopter.

The Idaho State Journal reports that the previous weekend, 64-year-old Lon Teeter of American Falls was killed cutting firewood at his family's cabin near Stanley.

Experts say amateur foresters filling their pickup trucks with a few cords of wood risk a tragic mishap if they aren't careful.

Teeter was killed after a dead tree became tangled in the tree he was actually cutting down, what experienced woodsmen call a "widowmaker."

      
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