South West Wales

Kenneth Price: Accidental death after Llandysul stag attack

The death of a man after being attacked by a stag at his Carmarthenshire farm was accidental, a coroner has recorded.

Retired Kenneth Price, 75, farmed a small herd of red stags and flock of pedigree sheep as a hobby at Mountain Hall Farm near Llandysul.

The five-minute inquest was told he suffered multiple injuries after the 30 October incident and died five days later at Swansea's Morriston Hospital.

Coroner Mark Layton heard Mr Price's wife Doreen found him in the yard.

The inquest heard that after retiring at the age of 65, Mr Price kept the animals as a hobby.

On the morning of 30 October, he went out to to a paddock check on them.

A short time later his wife found him about 50 yards from the house with severe injuries to his face and chest.

Coroner's officer Tudor Rhys said it was clear Mr Price had been attacked by a stag - although which one was not certain.

He was taken to Morriston hospital where he was treated in the intensive therapy unit but died on 4 November.

David Pittendreigh, the regional chairman of the National Sheep Association, said Mr Price was a "very keen showgoer" and sheep judge who was a regular at the Royal Welsh Show and local events.

It is understood Mr Price, an experienced sheep farmer had diversified into venison.

Mr Price's funeral was held on Thursday at Llangeler Church, near Llandysul.

Parish priest Dr John Gillibrand said the service was "well attended".

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