Man dies when tree crushes Federal home

Last night’s storms in the Northern Rivers have caused severe damage to property and a man has died as the result of high winds across the area.

A home in Federal was crushed and a man has died after a tree fell on to his home during the storm.

A neighbour called emergency services about 7pm (Wednesday October 10), after she saw a large fig tree had fallen onto a cabin on Kings Road, Federal, 20km west of Byron Bay.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District, volunteers from the Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Association and Rural Fire Service, and paramedics went to the scene and found the occupant, a man aged 65, had died at the scene.

The area had been impacted by heavy rain and strong winds for several hours.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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