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Tributes pour in for woman killed in Galway horse riding accident

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Tributes are being paid to Heather Hewitt of Galway, originally from East Sussex in England, after a woman who lost her life in a horse riding accident in Galway earlier this week was locally referred to as Williamstown.

The tragedy occurred Thursday night at the Glenmeddy Equestrian Center after emergency services witnessed reports of a serious crash that left a woman with life-threatening injuries, reports The Mirror.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Ms Hewitt was pronounced dead at the scene and was subsequently taken to Galway University Hospital, where a post-mortem is believed to have taken place.

The incident was referred for a report to the Health and Safety Authority, Galway BO, and an HSA investigator was reported to have attended the scene on Friday.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana told Galway Beo: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of an incident in Glenamaddy, Galway on Thursday evening, 6 April 2023 in which a woman suffered fatal injuries. The matter has also been referred to the HSA,” reports The Mirror.

Among the people who were paying tribute, there were the Association of Irish Riding Clubs who said: “On behalf of AIRC West Regional Committee, may we express our sincerest condolences to Heather’s family, friends and fellow club members. Our thoughts are with you all and we would like you to know that we are here to support you in any way. May the love of those around you help through the days ahead,” reports The Mirror.

The Burren Riding Club commented: “Our hearts break for you all. We send you all our deepest and sincerest condolences. As a mark of respect we will not be running our show this Sunday 9th April,” reports The Mirror.

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