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      Deputies identify victim of deadly Madison County logging accident

      The Madison County Sheriff??s Office has identified the victim of the tragic logging accident that happened Tuesday.

      Deputies say 64-year-old Charles Ferguson, of Verona, was logging with his brother, John, on land on Water Street in Madison.

      A tree being cut was felled, hitting Charles. His brother immediately called 911. A 911 dispatcher walked John through how to help Charles until first responders arrived, deputies say.

      Charles was airlifted to Upstate where he later died from his injuries.

      The investigation is still open, pending autopsy results, but deputies say the incident appears to be an accident and that there was no foul play.

      Deputies say Charles was wearing safety equipment at the time of the accident.