Campden Park man dies while cutting tree in Soufriere hills
September 10, 2013

Campden Park man dies while cutting tree in Soufriere hills

Once again the Soufriere hills have violently claimed another young man’s life.{{more}}

Last Friday, 29-year-old Rodney Harry was brought out of the hills to Chateaubelair by boat, accompanied by his brother Joseph Harry and other friends. He, however, succumbed to his injuries during the short journey from the wharf to the hospital, Joseph told SEARCHLIGHT.

The older brother said they had already cleared the lands they were intending to farm, and Rodney was trimming trees with a chainsaw.

“He had already trimmed a trumpet tree and another tree fell, but the chainsaw was still going, so we went out and found him on the ground away from the tree he had cut,” Joseph said.

It is believed that the tree broke during cutting and flung Rodney away.

Joseph said that he tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on his brother, but Rodney told him that he felt as if he was not going to make it.

He said Rodney asked him to take care of his children and tell them that he loved them and that the work must go on.

Rodney was the father of five children, including three living in Petit Bordel and two residing at Campden Park. His family originally hails from Petit Bordel and Rose Bank, but he moved to Campden Park in the early eighties. A post mortem is to be carried out to determine the cause of death. (TY)