Northern Ireland

10-year-old dies in Castlewellan farm accident

Aaron Macaulay
Aaron Macaulay who died following an accident at a farm near Castlewellan

A 10-year-old boy has died following an accident at a farm near Castlewellan, County Down.

The ambulance service was called to the Rathfriland Road area at Ballyward shortly before 14:30 BST on Tuesday.

Aaron Macaulay was working on farm machinery on steep ground when the accident happened.

He was airlifted to Craigavon Area Hospital but could not be saved.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and is now taking the lead in the investigation.

Political representatives from across the community have expressed their shock at the accident and have offered their sympathies to the Macaulay family.