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Dog Stayed With Owner Who Died After Being Hit By Falling Tree

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Dog Stayed With Owner Who Died After Being Hit By Falling Tree

A man has passed away in Liverpool after a tree fell on him while he was out walking with his dog, who was still with him when emergency services attended the scene.

The dog walker, who was in his 60s, was hit by a branch in Black Wood, Woolton, on Tuesday morning and was rushed to hospital, where he later passed away from injuries he had sustained.

Police were said to be assisted by the dog's microchip. Credit: PA
Police were said to be assisted by the dog's microchip. Credit: PA

A spokesperson from Merseyside Police has confirmed to LADbible that the man's dog was on the scene, and uninjured, when police arrived.

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According to the Metro, the dog's microchip assisted the police when it came to identifying the man. It is believed that the branch fell on the man as a result of Storm Ciara.

In a statement, Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that the man hit by the falling tree branch in Black Wood in Woolton has sadly passed away. The man, who is in his 60s and from the Liverpool area, has now been identified and his next of kin have been informed. Road closures remain in place in the area."

Emergency services near Black Wood in Woolton, Liverpool. Credit: PA
Emergency services near Black Wood in Woolton, Liverpool. Credit: PA

Post-storm winds have continued to batter the UK in the wake of Storm Ciara - just days earlier a tree fell on a car, killing the man inside.

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According to the BBC, on Sunday afternoon the 58-year-old was driving his Mercedes home from Winchester to Hampshire when the tree struck the vehicle on the A33.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews worked on the trapped car for four-and-a-half hours.

Waves crash over a lorry on Blackpool waterfront. Credit: PA
Waves crash over a lorry on Blackpool waterfront. Credit: PA

Although it looks like Storm Ciara has passed now, a new storm is expected to follow and with it will come heavy rain and strong winds this weekend.

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Storm Dennis could cause flooding and gusts of wind which will come at speeds of around 60mph - in comparison Storm Ciara brought gusts of up to 90mph along coastal areas.

According to the Met Office, Thursday and Friday will see spells of heavy rain, strong winds and further snow for parts of the UK.

Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: "Another spell of very wet and windy weather is expected for Saturday. Although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara, disruption is still likely.

"Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm."

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Topics: Weather, uk news, News, Animals

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