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Teenage gamekeeper dies in Borders shooting incident

A teenage gamekeeper has died in a shooting accident in the Borders.

The body of Mathew Tyson was found in a field on an estate in Berwickshire on Wednesday morning.

Police were called to Horseupcleugh Farm near Longformacus, at around 9.30am, where they found the 19-year-old assistant gamekeeper.

He was was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This was a tragic accident. Our thoughts are with Mathew’s family. We are assisting the Authorities and the Police will be issuing a statement.”

– Alex Jameson, Manager, Horseupcleugh Estate

“Mathew was very highly regarded. This is a terrible loss to his family, friends and colleagues and we send strength to his family at this very difficult time.”

– Spokesman, The Scottish Gamekeepers Association

"Police in Duns attended at a field near Horseupcleugh Farm, Longformacus, after the body of a man was discovered around 9.30 am on Wednesday. “Inquiries are ongoing but there appear to be no suspicious circumstances.”

– Spokesperson, Police Scotland