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City relocating some benches, picnic tables following death of man hit by falling branch in Paddlewheel Park

The City of Prince George is relocating park benches, picnic tables, and other park amenities situated near certain mature deciduous trees in city parks following the recent death of man who was hit by a falling branch in Paddlewheel Park last weekend.

The city is currently contacting donors of the affected park benches.

“The City of Prince George once again extends its condolences to the family, friends, and all others affected by this tragic event,” reads a statement issued by the city. “As this matter is still under review, no further comment will be provided at this time.”

A report relating to the steps taken following this incident, in addition to those noted above, will be presented during an open meeting of council at a future date.

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