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Person trapped under tree dies

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/05/2017

A 32-year-old man died after becoming trapped under a tree near Kaikohe on Monday afternoon.

Police received a report at about 2.50pm of a person under a tree.

Police and ambulance staff had to make their way to the scene by four wheel drive but the man died at the scene.

Worksafe have been advised and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Police are unable to release the man's identity until next of kin have been informed.

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