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Farmer died after being buried alive in tunnel collapse as he tried to rescue his beloved sheep dog

Father-of-three farmer, 36, died after being buried alive when tunnel collapsed on him as he tried to rescue his beloved sheep dog from hole in field, inquest hears

  • Farmer Gary Davies, 36, died after trying to rescue his sheepdog Llecau
  • The father-of-three had tried to dig into a hole into which Llecau had fallen
  • Dislodged earth fell on top of him and buried him alive in St Harmon
  • He was transferred to hospital where he died five days later on January 16 

A farmer died after being buried alive in a tunnel collapse as he tried to rescue his sheep dog from a hole in a field.

Father-of-three Gary Davies, 36, was caught in the tunnel collapse while trying to find his dog, called Llecau, who had run ‘loose’ at Gorse Farm in St Harmon, Rhayader, Mid Wales. 

After discovering his dog trapped in a hole, Mr Davies started to dig away, before loose earth fell on top of him.

Farmer Gary Davies, 36, (pictured with his wife Emma) died after being buried alive in St Harmon, Rhayader, Mid Wales, after trying to dig down into a hole to rescue his sheepdog Llecau who had fallen in

The father-of-three (pictured with his wife Emma) was caught in the tunnel collapse while trying to find his dog, called Llecau, who had run 'loose' at Gorse Farm in St Harmon, Rhayader, Mid Wales

The father-of-three (pictured with his wife Emma) was caught in the tunnel collapse while trying to find his dog, called Llecau, who had run ‘loose’ at Gorse Farm in St Harmon, Rhayader, Mid Wales

Emergency services rescued him from the hole but he died in hospital five days later on January 16.

On Friday an inquest was opened into Mr Davies’ death as police carried out an investigation.

Coroner’s officer Emma Mathias told a hearing at Pontypridd: ‘Mr Davies had gone in the hole trying to reach the dog and some of the loosing fell on top of him and buried him.’

A post mortem examination indicated that Mr Davies had suffered a brain injury in the incident, but a full investigation is yet to reach a final conclusion.

A full hearing will take place at the coroners’ court in Welshpool when all relevant evidence has been collected. 

Emergency services rescued him from the hole but he died in hospital five days later on January 16

Emergency services rescued him from the hole but he died in hospital five days later on January 16

The victim’s family declined to comment on the incident and the fate of Mr Davies’ dog is unknown. 

Hundreds of people left tributes to Mr Davies, who had been well known in St Harmon where he lived with his family.

One friend said: ‘Fond memories of Gaz. Love and hugs and deepest condolences to you all.’

Another said: ‘Such devastating news, there are no words.’

Emma has previously shared a post about the missing sheepdog on January 11 on the nearby common land.

After the hearing about the incident, local councillor Donald Jenkins said: ‘It is a terrible tragedy because he was such a young fella. It is awful for his wife and family.’

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