South Scotland

Forestry worker dies in accident near Selkirk

A forestry worker has been killed in an accident near Selkirk.

Emergency services were called to Sunderland Hall late on Tuesday afternoon following reports of a man being badly injured.

The victim has been named locally as Kenny Scott, 58, originally from Jedburgh, but latterly living at Minto.

Despite efforts from paramedics and the call-out of an air ambulance, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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

A spokesman said: "All involved are deeply saddened by this tragic outcome and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased."

The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware of the accident and a full investigation into the circumstances will be launched.

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

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