Falling Tree Kills Elyria Man in Metr...

Falling Tree Kills Elyria Man in Metroparks, Officials Investigate

There are 23 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from May 3, 2010, titled Falling Tree Kills Elyria Man in Metroparks, Officials Investigate. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

Officials in North Olmsted are investigating after a falling tree killed a man in the Metroparks Monday.

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Donald Beaupre

Eastlake, OH

#1 May 3, 2010
The Metroparks are in bad shape and this is a poorly run park system and it does not surprise me to hear about this bad situation that took place on Monday. The Metroparks are a sorry excuse for a park system since the majority of the park system is poorly maintained. It is not uncommon to see dead trees and trees that are not properly maintained all over the Metroparks and these trees are accidents waiting to happen. It is actually rather surprising to know that more accidents like the one that occurred on Monday do not happen more frequently in the Metroparks. The whole infrastructure of the Metroparks is in a poor state of affairs. The bathrooms in the parks are worse than some of the bathrooms in 3rd world countries and the majority of the parks are disgusting and filthy. I always tell people I know to avoid the Metroparks since this so called "Emerald Necklace" is nothing but a filthy mismanaged hell on Earth.
OMG

London, UK

#2 May 4, 2010
I disagree with Donald. We are lucky to have such a large park we can all use. I have lived in different states but Ohio has the most to offer, especially the Metroparks.
willoughby

Mentor, OH

#3 May 4, 2010
Tony and my dad went to school together and reamained friends all this time they were supposed to lunch together today (Tuesday). My dad is heartbroken over the loss of not only his friend but a great guy. RIP Tony.
RDL

Cleveland, OH

#4 May 4, 2010
I was riding in the park with a friend that's a nurse and we came up to this about 5 minutes after it happened. she tried to help but it seemed like it took the rangers about 10 minutes to get there and 15 minutes for the Brookpark ambulance to get there. I'm not sure if quicker responce would have helped. He was talking to her but it looked like he got hit pretty hard. Sorry to hear he didn't make it. RIP.
Rose

Cleveland, OH

#5 May 4, 2010
We were there when it happened, there was not much Tony could have done. It happened so fast. I was the one who called the ranger, I wish we could have done more for Tony. Rest in Peace Tony.
willoughby

Mentor, OH

#6 May 4, 2010
The tree crushed his brain stem, broke his back and his neck. Rose thank you for calling the ranger, RDL I'm sure your friend the nurse did everything she could thanks.
That Guy

Cleveland, OH

#7 May 4, 2010
Donald Beaupre wrote:
The Metroparks are in bad shape and this is a poorly run park system and it does not surprise me to hear about this bad situation that took place on Monday. The Metroparks are a sorry excuse for a park system since the majority of the park system is poorly maintained. It is not uncommon to see dead trees and trees that are not properly maintained all over the Metroparks and these trees are accidents waiting to happen. It is actually rather surprising to know that more accidents like the one that occurred on Monday do not happen more frequently in the Metroparks. The whole infrastructure of the Metroparks is in a poor state of affairs. The bathrooms in the parks are worse than some of the bathrooms in 3rd world countries and the majority of the parks are disgusting and filthy. I always tell people I know to avoid the Metroparks since this so called "Emerald Necklace" is nothing but a filthy mismanaged hell on Earth.
I really have no clue what you are talking about. I'm not sure which parks you are talking about, but I often frequent the Rocky River Reservation, Big Creek and OEC, and I have not seen anything other than beautiful parks. Everything is natural and enjoyable. There is minimal trash and the workers and visitors are very friendly. If you want them to go around and pick up all of the dead trees in the parks, A) That would take a life time and, B) That is not natural. The MetroParks are not your own personal playground, they are homes to millions of forest animals who rely on these fallen trees and dead trees for food and shelter. If you are so concerned with your safety from fallen trees in the parks, maybe you should stay on the trails.
Its is very unfortunate what happened to this man, I wish his family well.
Rose

Cleveland, OH

#8 May 4, 2010
I am so sorry for the family and friends that knew him. He seemed like such a nice guy to have known.

This tree fell across the path and the road. The thing about those trees are that some are hanging over the street where cars drive, and even on the path. Tony was just walking on the path like any person would do.

God bless the family.
voice of reason

Cleveland, OH

#9 May 4, 2010
Donald Beaupre you are an Idiot. Its called a park for a reason. Its the woods. They leave the dead trees to replenish the earth so new growth can occur. Its not meant to be 4 star accommodations you twit! Its the woods. I bet when you camp you need electricity and running water as well. You don't like it don't go. The story is about this poor man not the state of the park. The Metro parks in Ohio are beautiful and they do a great job on them. Keep your ass out!
Alys

Cleveland, OH

#10 May 4, 2010
Uncle Tony was a great man an he will be remebered forever in our hearts. he will be missed dearly but never forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Joey

Berea, OH

#11 May 4, 2010
Donald Beaupre wrote:
The Metroparks are in bad shape and this is a poorly run park system and it does not surprise me to hear about this bad situation that took place on Monday. The Metroparks are a sorry excuse for a park system since the majority of the park system is poorly maintained. It is not uncommon to see dead trees and trees that are not properly maintained all over the Metroparks and these trees are accidents waiting to happen. It is actually rather surprising to know that more accidents like the one that occurred on Monday do not happen more frequently in the Metroparks. The whole infrastructure of the Metroparks is in a poor state of affairs. The bathrooms in the parks are worse than some of the bathrooms in 3rd world countries and the majority of the parks are disgusting and filthy. I always tell people I know to avoid the Metroparks since this so called "Emerald Necklace" is nothing but a filthy mismanaged hell on Earth.
I think someone went the bathroom in Donald's breakfast this morning. I hope you're not this crabby everyday. Anyhow, even though Donald's post is really not important, I wanted to make this stunning point that the Metropark system is intended to be mostly a natural habitat and not synthetic, which is why, in the cycle of life, you will see dead trees, high grass, etc. The public areas we call parks, are well maintained, grass cut, and apparatus maintained. I suggest that Donald stay at home and read a book instead of going down to the Metroparks and evaluating how many dead trees there are. It's time to get a life.
The Midnight Caller

Cleveland, OH

#12 May 4, 2010
I think that everybody has an opinion and Donald is entitled to his. I do not believe that everybody should attack Donald for having an opinion so different than all of ours. Voice of Reason and Joey have a bad temper and perhaps since they are such big fans of the parks, then they should make arrangements to be buried in the parks when they die.
voice of reason

Cleveland, OH

#14 May 4, 2010
As you state yourself we are also entitled to our opinion!! What a lovely Idea. To bad its illegal. Sorry but I don't believe I was that off color or bad tempered. Then again You Midnight caller are entitled to your own opinion. That's the beauty of a free country is it not.
amom

Columbus, OH

#15 May 4, 2010
The article is about a wonderful man who died. Not about our Metroparks. You are loosing site. If a big tree falls and you are under it you probably won't make it. Let's keep site of this man and his family and what a loss they are suffering. May the choirs of angels meet you in paradise Tony. Comfort to the family and friends.
voice of reason

Cleveland, OH

#16 May 4, 2010
Cant say I disagree. I mentioned this in my original post. It was an accident. Sadly these things happen.
Relative of Tony

United States

#17 May 4, 2010
It was a bizarre tragedy that Tony was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tony was a wonderful man and he had a gift of lightening the mood in serious situations. If he read the posts back and forth about the trees and the parks, he would just laugh and come up with a witty joke. He was a very special man who will be missed dearly. God bless you Tony and the family.
Pete

Euclid, OH

#18 May 4, 2010
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Let us not forget, Sonny Bono crashed into a tree and was killed. Trees are dangerous.
Tom

United States

#19 May 4, 2010
Tony was a dear friend of mine and a very good man. He always had a smile, a kind word, and usually a funny story to brighten your day. This world is a much sadder place now that he's gone. I will miss him dearly...
Elizabeth

United States

#20 May 4, 2010
Memory Eternal, Anthony Flauto! May those who knew you find mercy peace acceptance strength and comfort in each other and their faiths.
freddy

United States

#21 May 7, 2010
I've known tony since I was ten yrs old. Not only did tony help me be the man I am today. he is family. I have never met someone who had such a huge heart for everyone. Tony is the greatest person and I am better for knowing him. When he died a piece of me died too. I love you tony and I will try to carry your legacy forever. Rest in peace and thank you for every thing.

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