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A man who lived in Eldred Township died on Saturday after being struck by a tree branch, according to a release from Chuck Kiessling, Lycoming County coroner.

Robert Cavanaugh was 49.

"The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office and PA State Police were called to a wooded area off of 31 Hocker Rd.. in Eldred Twp. The deceased was cutting down trees when a large branch came down striking the deceased on the head resulting in his death due to head trauma. He had gone into the woods around 9 AM and was discovered by his wife when he did not return home.later in the day."

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