Elderly man dies in suspected farm accident

The HSA in investigating the death
The HSA in investigating the death

Investigations are underway following the death of an elderly man in Co Offaly on Wednesday evening.

The man, who was in his early 80s, was pronounced dead after being discovered on farmland in Coole, Rhode at around 9pm.

It is understood that an overturned quad bike was located nearby.

His remains were removed to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, where a post-mortem is expected to take place.

A Health and Safety Authority (HSA) spokesman said that an investigation has begun and an inspector is on the way to the scene.