Young man (26) died in tragic quad bike accident while helping father on farm
Farming accident toll rises as two men die in separate incidents
Two men have died in separate farm accidents in Wexford and Offaly.
A 26-year-old man died following an accident involving a quad bike on his father's farm in north Wexford.
John Kennedy, of Moneyribbon, Coolgreaney, Gorey, Co Wexford, was working with cattle at the time of the accident.
He was helping his father, Donal, with the early morning milking when the accident occurred on the farm at around 7am yesterday.
Mr Kennedy had assisted his father in bringing in the first lot of cattle for milking. It is understood that he went back to the fields to bring in a further lot of cattle on a quad bike as his father continued the process in the milking parlour.
When Mr Kennedy didn't return back with the second lot of cattle, his father went to investigate. This led to a search of the fields. One neighbour said it was the noise coming from the engine of the quad bike that eventually led Donal towards the scene of the fatality.
"It was this noise which led him towards a ditch and dyke," the neighbour said.
"On reaching the dyke, which was full of water, he became aware of the quad bike.