Man dies and two injured in ‘farm incident’ in Garvagh

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Two other men are being treated in hospital

By Jonathan McCambridge (PA)

A man in his 70s has died and two other men have been hurt after a “farm incident” in Co Londonderry.

Police said the man died in the Cullyrammer Road area of Garvagh on Thursday.

One man has been taken to Causeway Hospital in Coleraine and another to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police are currently at the scene following the sudden death of a man aged in his 70s in the Cullyrammer Road area of Garvagh.

“Two other men, also injured during the farm incident on Thursday morning, were taken to hospital.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

“Officers will provide assistance to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) investigation.”

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said it received a 999 call at 10.48am on Thursday.

He added: “NIAS despatched three emergency crews, one ambulance officer and two ambulance doctors to the incident.

“The charity air ambulance with HEMS (helicopter emergency medical services) on board was also tasked to attend.

“Following initial assessment and treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Causeway Hospital by ambulance.

“One patient was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital by air ambulance.”

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