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.”