Man killed by falling tree
Last updated at 11:49, Friday, 12 October 2012
A MAN has died near Ovington after becoming trapped under a falling tree.
Emergency services were called to a remote community of wooden chalets near the Whittle Burn, between Ovington and Ovingham, at around 1.15pm on Thursday.
Fire crews from Hexham, Prudhoe attended the incident, and a special rescue team was drafted in from West Hartford to move the tree, which it is understood was being felled at the time.
The Great North Air Ambulance and Hazardous Area Rescue Team from the North East Ambulance Service were also called, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police investigation is now under way.
First published at 16:06, Thursday, 11 October 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk