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Ball Ground exterminator dies in fall from roof

From Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Press release

Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded Creekside Estates subdivision off East Cherokee Drive in Ball Ground Monday afternoon after it was reported a person had fallen from a roof approximately 47 foot high.

Upon their arrival they found the deceased male, later identified as Ralph Gambrel, 54 years old of Ball Ground, outside the home in the yard. Gambrel owned an extermination company that was working on the home.

It appears Gambrel fell from the roof of the home. The incident remains under investigation but no foul play is suspected.