Family and friends of 22-year-old Chloe Lou Farrell are devastated after learning she was crushed to death by a falling tractor on Friday while at a resort near the village of Abersoch in Wales, according to BBC News.
It is believed that Farrell, a resident of Colwyn Bay, had visited a popular resort–The Warren–on May 12 with friends after leaving her job at Crime Prevention Services, her family’s business, in Northop. Tragedy struck around 7:20 p.m. when Farrell was “helping to launch a boat” and the tractor apparently fell on top of the Llandrillo College graduate.
Emergency medical services were called to the scene and reportedly had to use a hydraulics rescue tool to lift the tractor off of Farrell in an effort to save her life, but there was nothing they could do. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Circumstances leading up the North Wales woman’s death was not immediately available, but police officials say they are investigating the freak accident.
In a statement, Farrell’s family stated as follows: “She was fun, outgoing and had a great sense of humor. She lived life to the fullest and loved spending time with her many friends. She was passionate about Abersoch, having spent the holiday at Tal y Fan and later The Warren since she was 2-years-old.”
“Chloe loved being out on the boat and jet-ski in all weathers and had spent long summers working in the village. She loved to travel and ski, having recently spent the holiday in Austria and Banff. Chloe met her boyfriend, Andy Huddleston, in Abersoch. They shared a strong bond as both of them had tragically lost their fathers 10 years ago.”
“Everyone is absolutely devastated by this tragic accident,” the statement continued. “Chloe will be greatly be missed by everyone who was fortunate to meet her and who held her in great affection. Chloe was a bright, funny, caring and driven young woman who lived her life to its fullest. She had become a best friend more than a daughter and will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.”
Bobby McGhee, the chief executive at Haulfryn Group, a company that owns the resort where Farrell was crushed to death by a tractor, said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”
“The emergency services are conducting a full investigation into the accident and what caused the owner’s tractor to overturn. Once that is established we will issue a further statement.”
Dewi Wyn Roberts, an independent counselor for Abersoch, stated that the community was shocked after learning of Farrell’s freak accident, saying that everyone was saddened at “the loss of life to one so young.”
Roberts advised the public to be cautious when using a tractor or a boat as the “safety of those who use the area is paramount to us. My thoughts, and the thoughts of the community as a whole, and condolences are with the lady’s family and friends,” he added.
After Farrell’s freak accident at the resort, it remained open.
North Wales Police asks that if anyone has information regarding Farrell’s death to contact “Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference number V068162.”
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