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Man dies after being crushed by log near Penrith

Newton Reigny

A man has died after being crushed while cutting down timber near Penrith.

Emergency services were called to Newton Reigny, near Penrith on Saturday afternoon after the man became trapped under a five-metre log.

The man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

“The Coroner has been informed.”

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