Western Morning News

Man dies after tree falls onto his boat


THE death of a man aged in his 50s who died after a tree fell onto his boat is being treated as an accidental death, police have confirmed.

Police were called by the fire service at 5.45pm on Saturday to Sailor’s Creek, Flushing near Falmouth, following reports that a tree had fallen and a man had been injured.

Coastguard and the RNLI Lifeboat also attended the scene and the man was brought to shore where he was seen by paramedics.

The man, in his 50s, was confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

He has been named locally by The Falmouth Packet as a resident of Rame but originally from Plymouth. His name has yet to be confirmed by Devon and Cornwall Police.

A police spokespers­on said: “At this time the death is not being treated as suspicious, but as an accidental death.

“We are carrying out enquiries and in due course a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with informatio­n is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 617 02/01/2021.

A spokespers­on for the coastguard said on Sunday: “At 5.30pm HM Coastguard received a report of an incident involving one person onboard a vessel at Sailors Creek, Flushing,

Falmouth. Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat were sent and assisted in a multi-agency response, in which Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service extracted and recovered the person from the vessel. The casualty was then passed into the care of the South Western Ambulance Service.”

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