Boy, 14, dies in County Limerick farm accident

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

An ambulance attended the scene
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a 14-year-old boy died in a farmyard accident near Ballingarry yesterday afternoon.

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a 14-year-old boy died in a farmyard accident near Ballingarry yesterday afternoon.

The boy, who has been named locally as Jack Lyons from Clouncagh, died while visiting his Grandparent’s farm at Ahalin, Ballingarry yesterday afternoon.

It is understood he may have been electrocuted while power-hosing sheds with a friend shortly before 3pm.

Attempts were made to resuscitate him at the farm before he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, Limerick where he was pronounced dead.

The youngster, who has ten-year-old twin brothers, was a sports-mad teenager and player rugby with Newcastle West and GAA with Knockaderry.

Gardai at Newcastle West have launched an investigation but say they are treating Jack’s death as a “tragic accident”.

The Health and Safety Authority has also launched an investigation.