Man dies after falling into pond at Hartland


- Credit: Archant

The 68-year-old man was rescued by fire fighters after falling off his mobility scooter on Wednesday.

A MAN from Hartland has died after falling off his mobility scooter into a pond at Mettaford Cross on Wednesday.

The 68-year-old man was found by police officers shortly after 4pm who quickly called the fire service to come to his rescue.

Fire fighters from Hartland assisted the man in escaping the water and administered him oxygen.

A paramedic rapid response vehicle also attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital in an ambulance to be checked over.

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But a police spokesman confirmed that on Friday their log was updated to say the man had died.

Officers are now preparing a report for the coroner.

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