A tragic incident occurred in Boulder Creek on Sunday when a person was killed by a falling tree while inside their home. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that at around 3:20 p.m., fire crews responded to a home on Highway 9 near the intersection of Bear Creek Road for a tree that had fallen into the residence. One resident was able to escape, but unfortunately, the other was trapped and ultimately killed by the fallen tree. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Robert Brainard III of Boulder Creek, according to the Santa Cruz County Coroner’s Office.
The incident has cast a shadow over the Boulder Creek community, leaving many in shock and disbelief. It serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers posed by falling trees during severe weather. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is likely to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident to ensure that any necessary precautions and safety measures are put in place to prevent future tragedies. The loss of life in such a sudden and unexpected manner has undoubtedly left a deep impact on the residents of Boulder Creek, who will be mourning the loss of a member of their community.