Tears for dad af­ter tree fall ac­ci­dent

COM­MU­NITY HEARTBROKEN BY SAD DEATH

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - MARY FOG­A­RTY

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.

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