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Hague man killed by falling rocks

HAGUE - A Hague man died when a boulder fell on him April 20.

Brian Sann, 62, was using a leaf blower on his property when he apparently fell down a steep rock embankment on the east side of his Route 9N property, near the hamlet of Silver Bay, according to police.

His fall apparently caused a large boulder to break loose and fall on top of him, causing serious internal injuries, according to police. An autopsy found those injuries caused his death.

Sann had begun yard work at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, and when he had not returned to the home as of mid-afternoon, his wife began looking for him, officials said. She found him unconscious at the bottom of the embankment shortly after 2:30 p.m.

Sann and his wife moved to Hague earlier this decade, after retiring from his career as an actuary. Actuaries are business and mathematics experts who assess risks for businesses.

Sann was active in several civic and community organizations. He was a member of the Northern Lake George Rotary Club and assisted a Ticonderoga mathematics program by securing a $1,500 grant from The Actuarial Foundation in 2002.

In 2005 Sann traveled with a group of fellow parishioners from First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi by rebuilding homes.

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