Police: Man demonstrating tree-climbing gear falls and dies

RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY - A Cary man has died after falling from a tree in Raleigh while demonstrating tree-climbing equipment.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said 26-year-old Robert William Kearns died at about 7 p.m. Saturday. A witness said Kearns was about 30 feet in the air when he slipped from his harness and fell.

Sughrue said there was no indication of foul play.

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