Man dies in Shotley Gate woodland despite efforts by emergency services to revive him

Stock image of police cars. File picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Stock image of police cars. File picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Emergency crews who responded to concerns for a man’s welfare in Shotley Gate this morning were unable to save him.

Paramedics and police were sent to the Bristol Hill area of the village at around 7.22am after a member of the public raised the alarm.

They received a call from a passerby who raised concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a man in a wooded area.

Witnesses reported seeing three police cars, an ambulance and a rapid response paramedic rushing to the scene along Kitchener Way.

Police have now confirmed a man has died despite efforts by emergency crews to revive him.


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Detectives and ambulance crews are still at the scene making further enquiries.

However, the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious at this time and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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A police spokesman said: “Police were called by a member of the public at 7.22am to concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a man found in a wooded area.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, we were unable to revive him.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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