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Man dies in Sydney’s North Shore after falling five metres from a tree 

A 78-year-old man has died after falling five metres from a tree in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.

Ambulance crews and a Careflight helicopter were called to a home on Torokina Avenue in St Ives at 12:15pm on Wednesday after it was reported he fell. 

Two people were performing CPR on the man when paramedics arrived, but he died at the scene. 

The elderly man who died was reportedly having a ‘suspected medical episode’. 

Pictures from the scene show a ladder leaning against tree, which is likely what the man climbed up before he fell. 

NSW Police officers were seen wrapping police tape around the home while a man and a woman stood on the doorstep.   

‘A report will be prepared for the coroner,’ a NSW Police spokeswoman said. 

The elderly man’s death comes after a 35-year-old tradesman fell from scaffolding on a construction site in Sydney’s west at 8.30am on Wednesday. 

The construction worker fell three metres from the third to second floor of the building at the site opposite the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Club on Mulgoa Road in Penrith.

He fell on concrete and the impact left him with potential spinal injuries and fractures to his limbs.

NSW Fire and Rescue helped rescue the man using a crane, and CareFlight also attended the scene.  

He was then taken to Westmead Hospital by road in a stable condition.  

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