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Man Dies in Graveyard Accident

Feb 23, 2012

Macomb police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man who fell from a tombstone.

Police were called to St Paul CatholicĀ  Cemetery Wednesday night, February 22, by friends of 28-year old Michael Farrell of Davenport, IA.

Witnesses told police Farrell climbed on a large tombstone. He thenĀ  fell ten feet and landed on his back.

He was pronounced dead a short time later at McDonough District Hospital.