A logging accident turns tragic as authorities say a 35-year-old man was killed as he and his father were cutting down trees in a small Upstate NY town.

It happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning along County Route 11 in the Oswego County town of Parish.

Town of Parish, NY - google maps
Town of Parish, NY - google maps

New York State Police say the father and son duo were logging trees when the father, Mark Gardner went up to the residence for a short time. When he returned, troopers say he found his son, Eric Gardner of Williamstown, NY, pinned between two trees.

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Heavy equipment was used to free the younger Gardner, however, he was pronounced deceased a short-time later by paramedics who responded to the scene.

Police say Eric Gardner was struck and pinned by a falling tree.

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