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The family of a man who died in Wiltshire during yesterday's storm said they are "shocked and deeply saddened" by his death.
The 71 year old from Bremhill near Calne was electrocuted while trying to remove a fallen tree from power lines.
In a statement released by the police, Mr Hayward's family said: "We are all shocked and deeply saddened with the passing of our dearest dad, husband, granddad and friend to many, Roger Hayward.
"To those that knew him, Roger was a larger-than-life character, a friend and helping hand to many and any that needed help."
A man who died after trying to move a tree caught in power lines has been named.
Roger Winston Hayward, who was 71-years-old and from Wiltshire, is believed to have been electrocuted.
Mr Hayward is believed to have tried to move a fallen tree, brought down by the high winds yesterday afternoon, which had also brought down power cables.
Police and ambulance services attended the scene and sadly pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Local Inspector Nick Mawson said, "I would like to remind the public to be extremely careful with any fallen trees, particularly if power lines are involved.
"Please call 999 so that we can come and secure the area."
A man in his 70s has been electrocuted while attempting to move a tree which brought down power cables near Chippenham, Wiltshire Police said tonight.