Madison County Sheriffs Deputies have now identified the victim in a deadly logging accident near the Village of Madison on Tuesday.

Deputies say 64 year old Charles Ferguson of Vernon was logging on land owned by his brother off Water Street in Madison when the accident occurred.

A tree that Ferguson was cutting fell on top of him. His brother John immediately called 911 and he was given instructions over the phone to try and save his brothers life.

Ferguson was airlifted to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse where he later died from injuries he sustained.

The investigation into his death is continuing and an autopsy is planned by the Medical Examiners Office, but police say his death appears to have been an accident.