Girl dies in Dawlish farm incident

By Paul James in Local People

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman died after suffering multiple injuries in a farm machinery accident at Dawlish over the weekend.

The casualty, who who has not been named, was confirmed dead at the scene by the emergency services.Police and paramedics were alerted just before 1.30pm on Saturday about the tragedy at a farm off Secmaton Lane.Five ambulance rapid response cars raced to the incident together with a land ambulance and the Devon Air Ambulance. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the tragedy as has the South Devon coroner Ian Arrow.He is expected to open an inquest this week to take formal evidence of identity.Details of how the accident happened have not yet been released. It’s understood the woman - who lived locally but not on the farm - suffered head, leg, chest and arm injuries in an accident involving a milling machine on the back of a tractor. Police today confirmed that the casualty was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no suspicious circumstances.A police spokesman said: ‘We were called just before 1.30pm to a concern-of-welfare for a 20-year-old woman at a farm in Dawlish.‘Emergency services attended the scene and a 20-year-old woman was found with fatal injuries. ?‘An Air Ambulance attended, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.’He added: ‘We are treating this as non-suspicious and file will be prepared for the coroner.’

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