Bronx dad dies trying to rescue cat from tree

A Bronx dad died overnight in a freak accident while trying to rescue a cat from a tree.

A Bronx dad died overnight in a freak

A Bronx dad died overnight in a freak accident while trying to rescue a cat from a tree.

THE BRONX - A Bronx dad died overnight in a freak accident while trying to rescue a cat from a tree.

Investigators say they believe 53-year-old Marcial Rios Aguilar attempted to climb a tree in Bronx Park East at around 3:30 a.m. after hearing the animal, but ended up falling to his death.

It took multiple city agencies, including the Parks Department, the FDNY and Animal Care and Control, to get the cat down several hours later. 

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