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Man dies after a 'freak accident' in Cornish woods

Man dies after a 'freak accident' in Cornish woods

Published by Emma Cartonat 10:41am 14th August 2018. (Updated at 2:53pm 14th August 2018)

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A young man has died after what is understood to have been a freak accident in Cornish woods.

Police were called to concerns for a man's welfare after an incident at Tehidy Country Park.

Officers had reports that a casualty, who was staying in a tent, had been hit by a falling tree.

It is believed the man, who is in his 20s, was camping on holiday with his family.

He was rushed to Derriford with serious head injuries on Saturday, but doctors could not save him.

"Police were notified on Saturday 11th August to reports of a concern forwelfare of a man in his 20s, who was believed to have been involved in an incident at Tehidy Country Park.

"Reports came in that a man had received serious head injuries after a tree had fallen where the man had been staying in a tent and he was taken to Derriford Hospital.

"The man later died as a result of injuries.

"This is not being treated as a suspicious incident and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

"The deceased is a holidaymaker from Southampton".

Devon and Cornwall Police

The country park is run by Cornwall Council and officials have paid tribute.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the young man who has sadly lost his life in this tragic incident which happened outside of the designated camping area at Tehidy Country Park."

Cornwall Council

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