Tree-felling tragedy victim named
Last updated at 15:40, Monday, 15 October 2012
A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been named as the victim of a fatal tree-cutting accident near Ovington.
Mark Andrew Reed, who is from the Walker area of Newcastle, died on Thursday after becoming trapped under a tree which it is understood was being felled at the time.
The tragedy happened at remote community of wooden holiday chalets near the Whittle Burn, which runs between Ovington and Ovingham.
The Great North Air Ambulance and specialist paramedics were called to the scene at around 1.15pm, along with fire crews from Hexham, Prudhoe and a special rescue team was drafted in from West Hartford, to move the tree.
However, Mr Reed was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police investigation is now under way and officers say a report has been prepared for the coroner.
First published at 15:38, Monday, 15 October 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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