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Oak Bay roads closed after sudden death of young tree cutter


Oak Bay Police say they have closed off traffic in a section of the municipality after a sudden death.

Police Chief Ray Bernoties posted on Twitter that a young man who was pruning a tree on McNeill Ave near Byng Street has died suddenly.

The area is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, as authorities investigate.

His death is not considered suspicious.

Police and WorkSafe BC officials are responding to the incident as it is classified as a workplace accident.

More to come.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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