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Farm accident at Barnbarroch claims life of Derek Roan

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Farm accident at Barnbarroch claims life of Derek Roan

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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Police Scotland

IT HAS been confirmed that the 71-year-old man who died after an accident on Barnbarroch Farm, Dalbeattie, was Derek Roan.

Emergency services were called out to Barnbarroch on Sunday, and Mr Roan was taken to hospital, where he subsequently died of his injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive is aware of the incident and will be making inquiries into the circumstances surrounding it. Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report had been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

In a statement on social media, the Roan family - well-known to the public after their appearance on television's 'This Farming Life' - said: "It is with deepest sadness to announce the tragic death of Derek Roan at Barnbarroch Farm, beloved husband to Kathleen, devoted father to Stuart, Steven, Leeanne, father inlaw to Aylett, Tracey and Tony and proud Papa to Fergus, Fraser, Andrew, Lucy, Daisy and Skye.

"We are totally devastated and still in shock to what has happened and it will take some time for us to come to terms of not having him around.

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