Man dies in fall from ladder

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:06 AM

A Coopersville-area man died late Wednesday afternoon after falling from a ladder, said Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

James Aaron Blehm, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene after efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, Garvelink said.

Emergency personnel were called to the 9000 block of Leonard Road at 5:15 p.m. Garvelink said Blehm was trimming trees on his property from a ladder. A falling limb struck the ladder and caused the man to fall to the ground, a distance of greater than 20 feet, Garvelink said.

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