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Forestry worker killed after being hit by tree

The incident happened near Selkirk. Credit: ITV Border

A forestry worker has died after being hit by a falling tree in the Scottish Borders.

Emergency services were called to the Sunderland Hall estate late on Tuesday, following reports that the man was badly injured and trapped.

Despite efforts from paramedics and the call-out of an Air Ambulance team, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue were also called out due to the difficult terrain in reaching the casualty.

All involved are deeply saddened by this tragic outcome and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.

– spokesman for the Mountain Rescue team

The Health and Safety Executive have been made aware of the accident.

A full investigation into the circumstances will be launched.

A HSE spokesman said:

We have been made aware of an incident at Sunderland Hall and we are liaising with Police Scotland to determine the circumstances.

– HSE spokesman