Close-knit community in shock as man dies in quad bike incident in Ireland
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Close-knit community in shock as man dies in quad bike incident in Ireland

A MAN in his 40s has died following a quad bike incident in Ireland this evening.

The incident occurred just before 5pm in Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone.

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

A spokesman told Belfast Live: “We got a call shortly before 5pm regarding an incident involving a man in his 40s who was involved in an accident with a quad bike.”

He added: “No one was taken from the scene.”

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Daniel McAleer, Sinn Féin MLA for West Tyrone, said the local community was in shock at the news.

"I have spoken to local people and there is a palpable sense of shock,” he said.

“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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