Boy dies in Antrim slurry incident

Child’s father hospitalised after accident occured on a farm near Dunloy

Emergency services attended the scene but were unable to save the boy.

Emergency services attended the scene but were unable to save the boy.

Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 19:39

An eight-year-old boy has died and his father is fighting for his life after they were overcome by slurry fumes, sources said.

The 51-year-old father and his son were working on a farm near Dunloy, Co Antrim, when the accident happened.

Emergency services attended the scene but were unable to save the boy.

The father is fighting for his life in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Ballymoney mayor John Finlay said: “There has been a tragic farm accident and I would like to say that the family are in my thoughts.

“The whole of the community here has been calling me to voice their concern for the family.”

The man and his son are thought to have been spreading slurry when the accident took place.

PA