Mid Wales

Man seriously hurt by falling tree at Clarach

Firefighters carrying the injured man Image copyright Jon Freeman/Alamy
Image caption The man was found pinned under a tree by a colleague

A man has suffered serious multiple injuries after being hit by a falling tree in Ceredigion.

The accident happened when contractors were clearing an area of woodland in the village of Clarach, near Aberystwyth, on Wednesday afternoon.

A colleague returning from a break heard calls for help and found the man, aged in his 30s, pinned under the tree.

A chainsaw was used to cut timber away to free the man before emergency services arrived at the scene.

BBC Wales has been told that the injured man, who lives locally, was cutting a tree when the wind brought another down on top of him.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said the man was taken to Aberystwyth's Bronglais hospital.