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Central Minnesota man dies after he falls through skylight

Central Minnesota man dies after he falls through skylight Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: December 23, 2019 12:36 PM

A Henning, Minnesota, man died after he fell through a skylight Thursday afternoon in Otter Tail County, authorities said.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said David Brutlag, 63, was working with some friends on the roof of a large residence around 2:40 p.m. Thursday just north of Henning. Brutlag stepped on a skylight, which was obscured by snow, crashed through and fell about 20 feet.

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His friends tried to rescue him, and first responders also tried to save him when they arrived on the scene, the sheriff's office said. He was taken to a hospital in Wadena, where he was pronounced dead.

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