Man dies after tree branch falls in Burwash Common

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A 61 year old man who was working on a tree on Sunday died after a branch fell on him.

The man was working on land at Ashen Wood near his home in Vicarage Road, Burwash Common.

Police, the Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance, ambulance and firecrews were called just before noon on Sunday but were unable to save his life.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman said crews attended from stations at Heathfield and Mayfield. The off-road vehicle from Crowborough also went to the scene.

Police have said the death is not suspicious and the incident has been referred to the East Sussex Coroner’s office.

The man has not yet been formally identified.