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NC Man Falls To His Death While Demonstrating Tree-Climbing Gear

7:18 AM, Sep 9, 2013   |    comments
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Robert William Kearns with his 5-year-old son. (Courtesy WRAL)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Cary man has died after falling from a tree in Raleigh while demonstrating tree-climbing equipment.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says 26-year-old Robert William Kearns died around 7 p.m. Saturday. A witness said Kearns was about 30 feet in the air when he slipped from his harness and fell.

Sughrue says there is no indication of foul play.

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