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1 dead, 1 injured after tree falls on camper in Douglas County

An emergency call from Elmwood Resort on Lake Mary led police to a man and woman trapped in their camper by the fallen tree Monday night.
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A tree fell on a camper at a resort near Alexandria late Monday, claiming the life of 72-year-old Mark Bunney.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minnesota — One person is dead and another hospitalized after storms brought down a tree in Douglas County Monday night. 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says operators received multiple reports of damage just after 11:00 p.m. Monday when the storm cell moved through. 

Approximately 40 minutes later a call came in from Elmwood Resort on Lake Mary. The 911 caller reported hearing screams for help coming from a camper after a tree fell on it. 

Deputies were dispatched to the campground and located the camper, then learned that a man and woman were trapped inside. First responders from North Ambulance Service and the Alexandria Fire Department arrived and helped deputies remove both victims. 

The man, later identified as 72-year-old Mark Edward Bunney of Miami, AZ, was declared dead on the scene while 66-years-old Debra Lynn Bunney was rushed to Alomere Hospital in Alexandria. 

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Mark Bunney and his beloved wife Debbie were married for 43 years. A tree fell on their trailer near Alexandria during a storm Monday, killing Mark and injuring Debbie.

Officials haven't released any information about her condition as of Tuesday morning as the investigation continues. 

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