Castlemaine teenager dies following farm accident

A Castlemaine teenager has died after sustaining serious injuries in a farm accident.

The 13-year-old fell from a quad bike and suffered serious injuries on a farm last week.

He was airlifted to hospital in Dublin, but lost his fight for life this week.

Councillor Michael O’Shea says it is a devastating tragedy, which has caused shock and sadness in the communities of Castlemaine, Milltown and Beaufort.

Cllr O’Shea sends his deepest sympathies to the family and says the neighbouring communities will support them.