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Gary Coutts dies following Auchnagatt farm accident

A man has died following an accident on a farm in Aberdeenshire.

Gary Coutts, 32, from Oldmeldrum, died at the scene during excavation work at the Mains of Annochie farm, near Auchnagatt, on Thursday afternoon.

It has been reported by The Scottish Sun he drowned in a muddy field he was draining of flood water, however, Police Scotland could not confirm this.

The force said inquiries were continuing and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed.

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