Married huntsman, in his 40s, is killed by STAG after the animal attacked him whereas he was feeding it at kennels in Eire
- Father-of-three Ger Withers was fatally attacked and trampled by the animal
- He had been feeding it at the Duhallow hunt kennels in Liscarroll, north Cork
- The alarm was raised after Mr Withers did not return residence from the farm
A married huntsman has been killed by a stag after the animal attacked him whereas he was feeding it at kennels in Eire.
Father-of-three Ger Withers was attacked and trampled by the animal whereas feeding it on the Duhallow hunt kennels in Liscarroll, north Cork on December 29.
He had left his residence in Rossinarney, Liscarroll, to take care of the animals on the small farm, the place the stag was stored in a separate paddock from the hound kennels.
The alarm was raised after Mr Withers did not return residence from the farm and his spouse Maria contacted a good friend who went to examine on him.
Father-of-three Ger Withers was fatally attacked and trampled by the animal whereas feeding it on the Duhallow hunt kennels in Liscarroll, north Cork on December 29
His good friend discovered Mr Withers unresponsive on the bottom and emergency companies have been referred to as.
He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
The huntsman’s physique was taken to Cork College Hospital Morgue the place a autopsy examination was carried out.
Police say they’re treating the incident as a tragic accident.
His good friend Catherine Energy paid tribute to him as a ‘fantastic, heat, man, an ideal huntsman.’
‘We’re all simply devastated, he was such a unbelievable man, very well-known and admired within the searching neighborhood, he is left a younger spouse and his youngsters behind him, it’s such a shock for everybody who knew him and the household,’ she stated.
Mr Withers was a seasoned huntsman who had hunted with Duhallow Foxhounds for 14 seasons.
His good friend Dickie Energy stated: ‘Born and bred close to Liscarroll, he knew each blade of grass within the barony of Duhallow, who owned it, and extra importantly how heat a welcome the hunt may anticipate.’
He leaves behind his spouse Maria, twin daughters aged seven and a son aged three.