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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-460

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 12, 2017
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    Accidental Death

    He was clearing debris from hurricane Irma.
    • Tuesday
    • September 12, 2017
    • Time: 8:45 AM
    • 5115 Town N Country Boulevard
    • Tampa, Florida


    Wilfredo Hernandez
    DOB: 10/12/61
    5109 Town N Country Blvd.
    Tampa, FL


    On September 11, 2017 at 5:41 p.m., deputies responded to an accidental injury at 5115 Town N Country Blvd. A man was using a chainsaw in a tree, dropping branches he was cutting, when a branch became entangled with the chainsaw. The chainsaw kicked up and cut the man, Wilfredo Hernandez, in his carotid artery. HCFR responded and used a harness to lower him from the tree. He was
    pronounced dead at the scene.

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