Irish man in his 20s dies after being kicked by a horse
The young man died after sustaining fatal injuries.
A 23-year-old Wexford man has tragically died after being kicked by a horse.
Named locally as Dylan Boggan, he had been working with the animal at a stable in Fethard-on-Sea, when it kicked and caused fatal injuries.
The incident took place at around 1.30pm on Tuesday. Emergency services were immediately called to the scene.
The Coast Guard Rescue 117 helicopter was dispatched as paramedics from the National Ambulance Service worked on the young man. He was transferred by the chopper to Cork University Hospital.
But attempts to save his life were unsuccessful and his family received the devastating news around 3 p.m. that afternoon.
Ger Carthy, an Ambulance Paramedic Officer for the Wexford region, who was present at the scene, said: "This really is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions to lose a man so young. My thoughts go out to the family.
"There was a large multi-agency response and everybody involved, from the two doctors in Fethard to the advanced paramedics and the helicopter crew, fought valiantly to save his life. Sadly there was no more we could do.”
Dylan has been described as a quiet, gentle and caring young man who truly loved animals, horse-riding and spending time outdoors.
Jim Codd, a teacher at Bridgetown Vocational College, where Dylan had attended, said he was struggling to deal with the tragic news.
"He was a real gentle, quiet-going chap and he absolutely loved the countryside. Nobody would have a bad word to say about that young man. He was a lover of nature and a real kind, honourable, gentle and decent young man who was loved by all who knew him.
"I knew him very well. I was often up at his house. I was only talking to him a couple of weeks ago and I fully expected to meet up with him over Christmas. His old school mates have been contacting me all morning about it. It’s a testament to how popular he was. People in the area are so upset. It’s very sad.”
Dylan is survived by his parents, Sabrina and David, and his younger brothers Aaron and Jordan.