Report: Union City man killed after being struck by tree
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UNION CITY -- According to an article in the Record, a Union City man was looking for his golf ball next to a golf course in Alpine, N.J. when he was struck and killed by a falling tree on Sunday.

The story explains, "The 60-year-old golfer, identified as Sung K. Paik of Union City, was a guest of an unidentified club member, according to Alpine police Capt. Michael LaViola."

The tree was being cut down in a private residence. Paik apparently wandered into the yard to look for his ball.

The police captain said that the workers yelled at him to go back, but they had already sliced through the tree, and it was falling.

The story says: "Paik’s companion, a dentist, tried to administer CPR, LaViola said, and another golfer on the course, who happened to be a physician, rushed over to help with the CPR." But Paik was pronounced dead on arrival.

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