Tears for dad after tree fall accident
COMMUNITY HEARTBROKEN BY SAD DEATH
A COMMUNITY is in mourning today as Eamonn Smith is laid to rest in Delgany.
Kilpeddar man Eamonn (47) became trapped under a tree at Drummin, Glen of the Downs, last Thursday morning.
It was his seven-year-old son Shane who raised the alarm, calling to workmen near the tragic scene.
Eamonn had been working on a very steep incline, attempting to chop wood from the already fallen ash tree.
He had phoned his wife to come and collect their son just moments before the terrible accident.
Despite attempts by the local builders and Greystones firefighters to save his life, Eamonn was pronounced dead at the scene.
He is survived by his wife Cyndi, who described him as 'straightforward, sincere, and hard working,' as well as his children Shane and Ashling, parents Thomas and Margaret, brothers and sisters, extended family and friends.
His funeral will take place today (Wednesday) at 12 midday in Christ Church, Delgany, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.
ABOVE: Emmergency services at the scene of the tragic accident in the Glen of the Downs. INSET: Eamonn pictured with his son Shane some years ago.