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Forestry worker dies near Gisborne

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/03/2017

A forestry worker has died in a work-related incident in the Whatatutu area north of Gisborne.

Police were alerted to the incident just after midday on Thursday.

They say they are making inquiries on behalf of the coroner and are in the process of notifying next of kin.

A St John spokesman said the man, who was in his 40s, was found by workmates who tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

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