A 30-YEAR-OLD man has died while felling trees near Porlock.

Somerset senior coroner Tony Williams confirmed an inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Patrick Johnson, 30, of South Glamorgan.

Emergency services were called out to land near Pitt Farm Lane in Porlock on Monday, February 3.

Mr Williams said: "I have opened an inquest in to the death of Patrick Johnson from South Glamorgan.

"Mr Johnson, 30 years old, was felling trees on land near Pitt Farm House, Porlock on February 3 when he was found under a large felled tree.

"His death was confirmed at the scene.

"The cause of death is presently unascertained while further tests are carried out, and I have adjourned the inquest pending statements and reports being obtained."

Police, a land ambulance and an air ambulance were sent to the scene at around 11.37am.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We were called to assist the ambulance service in Porlock at 12.01pm on Monday, February 3.

“A man, in his 30s, was given treatment by ambulance personnel but he died at the scene.

“The death is not believed to be suspicious and has been referred to the coroner as a sudden death.”

The Health and Safety Executive - the government body responsible for workplace health and safety - said it was aware of the incident and was currently liaising with police.