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'Proud' parents pay emotional tribute to 'amazing' farmer after tragic death

The parents of a farmer who died after becoming trapped under a trailer on a Devon farm have paid tribute to their "amazing" son.



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'Proud' parents pay emotional tribute to 'amazing' farmer after tragic death

Todd Riggs, 33, from Holsworthy, died following an incident at a farm in Shebbear on Tuesday.

 

His parents Pammy and Ritchie, have paid tribute to their son who they described as generous, caring and kind.

They told Devon Live: "Our lovely boy. This end of a far too short road, such a shock for family and friends.

 

"Farming was what he wanted to do since he was tiny and what he did up to his last moment.

 

"Todd, our lovely boy, such an amazing person, fun, friendly and oh so knowledgeable.

 

"Proud parents just does not express it. Seeing our son, our little Todd, grow up and make his very own huge mark in the farming community, always spreading his special brand of kindness and generosity to people and all the wonderful animals he loved so much.

 

"The most wonderful bit of this tragic affair is to sense the huge amount of true respect and love he engendered from all ages of people here in Devon and worldwide.

 

"Todd Ivan Riggs, boy, do we all love you."

 

Tributes

 

In a joint tribute his close friends said: "There is so much to be said about Todd, known to his friends as iceman, a true gentle giant with the biggest of hearts and an even bigger character.

 

"Known and loved by so many people far and wide, not just because of the Young Farmers Club and all the clubs he belonged to but because you only needed five minutes with him to love him.

 

"He lived his life to the full and quietly achieved so much within the farming industry, never boasting about his achievements, a real grafter who knew how to burn the candle at both ends.

 

 

"He would party as hard as he worked, always a smile on his face and a pint in his hand.

 

"He loved farming and animals so much that it’s been known for him to bring a sheep into the pub with him, he certainly knew how to entertain all his friends.

 

"If there was a social occasion Todd would be there in the thick of it."

 

Todd was a former chairman of Bradworthy Young Farmers Club as well as Tarka Group Young Farmers Club.

 

Ryan Walter, chairman of Bradworthy YFC said: "Todd, you were a gent and a top bloke. We will all miss you and YFC will never be the same without you.

 

"Thankyou for all the memories and dedication over the years. Absolute legend. RIP mate."

 

Incident

 

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "It would appear that the trailer has gone over the top of the man.

 

"The man was declared deceased by the ambulance service at the scene.

 

"Police attended the scene and members of the serious collision investigation unit were aware.

 

"It would appear that no other vehicles were involved."


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