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Man dies in electric line tragedy


A man tragically died in the Carse of Gowrie last week after coming into contact with an overhead electricit­y line.

The 44-year-old was believed to have been on a ladder in a garden.

Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance services rushed to the scene in Longforgan at around 1pm on Tuesday.

The Scottish Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, one response unit and a trauma team but the individual was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Police officers are conducting inquiries into the circumstan­ces of the man’s death but say there appears to be nothing “suspicious”.

A spokeswoma­n for Police Scotland said:“We were called at about 12.55pm on Tuesday, December 22 along with the Scottish Ambulance Service following the death of a 44-year-old man in the garden of a house in Longforgan, Perthshire. The family is aware.

“Inquiries into the circumstan­ces surroundin­g his death, which at this time don’t appear to be suspicious, are continuing.”

Scottish and Southern Electricit­y Networks Distributi­on staff were also called to the scene to make the area safe following the tragic accident.

An SSEN spokespers­on said:“SSEN responded to an incident relating to its network in the Longforgan area on Tuesday, December 22 following reports that a member of the public had come into contact with an overhead electricit­y line. SSEN attended to make the area safe and support the emergency services. We would like to extend our sincere condolence­s to the family.”

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