Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival attracts hundreds of people to Scotland every year, with many choosing to camp rather than book hotel rooms.Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

A camper in Edinburgh has died after a tree fell on his tent while he was asleep in the early hours of 6 August. One other man suffered from minor injuries during the incident on Miller Row in the Dean Village area of Edinburgh city.

Emergency services were rushed to the scene at 3.30am on 6 August where two men had been camping on the banks of the Water of Leith. A huge tree came crashing down in the middle of the night, killing one of the men.

A spokesperson for Scotland Police told the Daily Record: "A very large tree had fallen on a tent in which two men were sleeping and, sadly, one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers have consulted with appropriate partners who are confident that the tree fell as a result of natural occurrences."

The 35-year-old man who suffered from minor injuries did not require medical treatment. Police are now working to trace and deceased's next of kin and a report is being submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

It is believed that the two men were attending the first night of the popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Festival is the world's largest arts festival in the world and takes place over the span of 25 days.