Northern Ireland

Lisnaskea farm death being investigated

Scene of farm accident in Lisnaskea
Image caption Few details have been released about the incident in Lisnaskea

A man has died in an incident involving farm machinery in County Fermanagh.

It happened in the Moughley Road area of Lisnaskea at about noon on Monday.

Police said they attended the scene "of the sudden death of a male". They have not released details of what happened or the man's age.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was aware of an incident in the Enniskillen area and enquiries were being made. The fire service also attended the scene.

Democratic Unionist Party leader and Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Arlene Foster extended her sympathies to the man's family.

"The man was well-known within the farming community and his character will be greatly missed by all who knew him," she said.

"This is a very busy period for our farmers. However one death on a farm is one too many and this incident has brought into focus the grim dangers that can exist while working with farm machinery."

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