St. Peter man dies while trimming trees
(Mankato, MN) – Police say a man died Friday in west Mankato while he was trimming trees.
Paul Andrew Jirik, 53, was pronounced dead when police responsed to a medical emergency on the 900 block of Baker Avenue just after 1 p.m.
Mankato Public Safety Assistant Associate Director Dan Schisel said Jirik was in a harness in the tree tied with ropes when he was discovered.
Preliminary findings indicate Jirik may have suffered a cardiac event, but the cause of death hasn’t been ruled by the medical examiner.
Schisel said there is nothing suspicious about the death.