Family Devastated after Two-Year-Old Archie Killed in Tragedy

A family was heartbroken after the loss of their “lovely wee smiling boy”, i.e. two-year-old Archie Tafts, in a freak accident. The boy was crushed after climbing onto a chest of drawers that fell on him on Tuesday, when he was being cared for at a house outside Cloughmills, Co Antrim, by a close family friend.

Soon after the accident, the boy was taken to Antrim Area Hospital but pronounced dead a short time later. The parents of the boy, Nicola Lorimer and Phillip Tafts, are completely devastated but in company of family and friends along with their older son, i.e. i.e. six-year-old son Jack. The family is currently in mourning at their home on an isolated country road outside Cloughmills. The couple had gotten engaged only recently.

DUP councillor John Finlay confirmed to have known the family and commented on the tragedy. Finlay stated that “I’ve been to see them and they are as you would expect them to be.” It was added that “they’re absolutely devastated – they’re in bits. It’s such a terrible tragedy,” adding that “the loss of any young child is horrific to bear but is even worse just after celebrating Christmas and the New Year together.” Moreover, Finlay pointed out that “I think wee Jack is just too young to understand exactly what is going on. It’s a terrible thing to have to explain to him as well.”

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