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More details emerge after man is 'hit by train' at Dawlish

More details emerge after man is 'hit by train' at Dawlish

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:45pm 3rd December 2019.

More details have emerged about a man who died after being hit by a train over the Cornwall border.

British Transport Police were called to Dawlish just before 12.15pm on Monday lunchtime.

Officers and paramedics also attended, following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Sadly a person died at the scene.

Police have now confirmed that the man was in his twenties and his family has been told.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

"At 12.13pm yesterday (02/12) officers were called to Dawlish station after reports of a casualty on the tracks. 

"Paramedics also attended, however a man in his twenties was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

"His family have been informed. 

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

British Transport Police

Rail services were suspended between Exeter and Newton Abbot on Monday.

It was affecting anyone travelling in and out of Cornwall by train.

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