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PostSubject: Man dies inTentsile accident, Cornwall   Tue 14 Aug 2018, 22:43

" One of the trees had catapulted out of the ground"... Hmm...
(More detail from, https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/man-dies-tehidy-woods-after-1894490

Cornwall Live
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Man dies after being hit by falling tree in freak accident in Tehidy Woods
The victim is believed to be a 25-year-old man from Southampton
ByGareth BartlettChris Matthews
09:27, 14 AUG

A man has died after being hit by a falling tree in a “freak accident” in a Cornwall woodland.

Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed that it received a call following the accident near Camborne on Saturday.

A force spokesman said: “Police were notified on Saturday, August 11, to reports of a concern of welfare of a man in his 20s who was believed to have been involved in an incident at Tehidy Country Park.

“Reports came in that a man had received serious head injuries after a tree had fallen where the man had been staying in a tent and he was taken to Derriford Hospital.

“The man later died as a result of injuries.

She said: "It was a freak accident. One of the trees had catapulted out of the ground

"We were driving past the scene when we were flagged down by a young boy, around 10-years-old, with no shoes on. It was pitch black.

“I have no idea how long he had been there or how long he would’ve waited if we didn’t drive past.

“My 19-year-old son darted out and found a huge tree had crushed a man. He looked dead. It must’ve been 20ft.”

Natalie, who has been trained in CPR, was trying to get to the casualty while her son attempted to lift off the huge tree from his chest.

Eventually, three people managed to shift it just enough for her to treat him - but he wasn't breathing.

"He had no pulse and wasn't breathing. There were no signs of life. The tree had crushed his skull, but eventually we managed to get a heartbeat. He was alive, but only just.

"The whole of Tehidy Woods was heaving with police and five or six ambulances. It was horrific.

It is believed the family had erected a tent and a hammock between the trees, using a ratchet strap to tighten everything when the tree came out of the ground.

The woman - believed to be the man's wife - also had a head injury.

Natalie said: "They came down from Southampton to do the surfing championships at Boardmasters."

She added that the incident had deeply affected her.

She added: "I can just see his face whenever I close my eyes.

"I want to know how the woman and the boy are doing."
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PostSubject: Re: Man dies inTentsile accident, Cornwall   Wed 15 Aug 2018, 13:29

That's sad, how much force was on the straps ffs Sad
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