Man killed in rural accident

A man has died in a suspected forestry incident. Photo: File
A man has died in a suspected forestry incident. Photo: File

A man has died after a possible medical incident on a Crownthorpe forestry work site this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the Ohiti Rd property about 1pm.

Hastings fire senior station officer Bruno Saathof who attended the scene said at this stage it was to early to ascertain exactly how the man had died.

The Hastings fire service were called to assist with the recovery of his body.

"We were called and found the deceased on a forestry work site, where he was found lying in the vicinity of a small felled tree.

"It could have been the tree that brought about his untimely death but maybe not."

The tree had been about 100ml in diameter.

Mr Saathof said the man's death could have been the result of a medical event.

However, a man with links to the company working on the site said it appeared to have been a medical incident.

Worksafe and police were investigating.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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