Man killed by falling ice-covered tree branch while helping others

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PENDER COUNTY, N.C. — A man was killed Wednesday when he was hit with a falling ice-covered branch while he was trying to help others.

According to WECT, Frank Snyder and Tara Thomas-Synder say that Darrell Huffman was going to help them get a branch off of their home in Pender County when the branch fell and hit him.

Frank Snyder said that Huffman was going to get a ladder, when he said he heard a loud crack, he said he yelled for Huffman to run, but Huffman couldn’t get away.

The Snyders told WECT that Huffman was an “amazing friend and neighbor” and was “always eagerly and willingly helped anyone in any way he could.”

Source: WECT

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