Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Camper killed after tree falls on tent in Edinburgh

Water of Leith
Image caption The men are understood to have been camping in the Dean Village area

A man has died and another man has been injured after a tree fell on to their tent in Edinburgh.

Police were called to an area of woodland on the south bank of the Water of Leith, near Dean Village, at about 03:30.

Officers said a "very large" tree had fallen as the two men slept.

One died at the scene and the other, aged 35, suffered minor injuries. Police said the tree fell due to "natural occurrences".

It is understood the men had been wild camping in the area.

Image caption Edinburgh is currently busy with visitors attending festival events
Image caption Police were called to an area of woodland accessed from Miller Row

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Officers have consulted with the appropriate partners, who are confident that the tree fell as a result of natural occurrences.

"We're currently working to trace the deceased's next of kin, and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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