Man dies after being struck by falling tree in Coromandel
A man has died on a property in the Coromandel after being hit by a falling tree.
Family members discovered the 70-year-old on Saturday evening.
He had been out chainsawing trees on a rural property in Whenuakite, north of Tairua, when he was struck by a falling tree, Waikato police Senior Sergeant Dave Raffan said.
Police attended the job, he said, along with ambulance but the man died at the scene.
His death had been reported to the Coroner and Worksafe for investigation.