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Man dies after quad bike incident in Co Tyrone

By Claire Williamson

A man has died following a quad bike incident in Co Tyrone.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance was called to the scene in the Plumbridge area just before 5pm.

A rapid response paramedic, an accident and emergency crew and the air ambulance attended.

A spokesman said: "No-one was taken from the scene."

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan said the community is in shock.

He said: “The whole community is just in shock as the news comes through that a popular man has been killed in what appears to be an incident with a quad bike.

“I knew the man well and had a meeting with him only last week. His death will be a serious loss to the community and to local people. It’s hard to imagine.

“My thoughts and prayers and those of my entire party are with his family and friends at this tragic time. I know people here in Plumbridge will come together to support them at such a difficult time.”

Sinn Fein MLA Declan McAleer said he wished to extend his sympathy to the man's family.

He said: “I have spoken to local people and there is a palpable sense of shock.

“Plumbridge and the Glenelly Valley are close knit communities where everyone knows each other through farming, work and community activities.

"The death occurred earlier this evening so the precise details are still emerging. However, at this stage I want to extend my sympathy and condolences to the dead man's family at this tragic time.”

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