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Man dies after tree falls on camper at west-central Minnesota resort

A woman, who was also in the camper, was taken to the hospital.

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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — An Arizona man staying at a resort on Lake Mary died Monday, June 20, after a tree fell on the camper he was staying in, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Shortly before 11:45 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Elmwood Resort about a report that a tree had fallen on a camper.

Prior to that, shortly after 11 p.m., the sheriff's office had received multiple reports of storm damage from a system that had moved through the area.

When deputies responded to the scene, they located the camper with a male and female trapped inside. The Alexandria Fire Department helped extricate both people from the camper and the female was transported by North Ambulance to Alomere Health.

The victim is Mark Bunney, 72. He and wife, Debra Bunney, 66, are from Miami, Arizona.

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Mark Bunney died at the scene, according to the sheriff's office. The incident under investigation, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects lead and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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