Man found unconscious at Dairy Crest Milk factory has died
UPDATE: The man who was discovered by police at the derelict Dairy Crest Milk factory in Totnes has died.
|Ethan Bonnar - shared on his GoFundMe page|
The 22-year-old, named locally as Ethan Ross Bonnar, was found unconscious at the factory with severe injuries on Wednesday, July 29, having fallen through a metal roof 24 hours before.
His mother, Cheryl Reynolds, set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral and said: "With saddest news my son Ethan Bonnar was badly injured in accident and with his hardest efforts and amazing hospital team they did everything they could Ethan has now gone to a better place.
"He was extremely loved by his family and vast amounts of friends from Scotland to Devon and Uni mates.
We are aiming to make this go fund me page to give him the best send off he deserves and any cover expenses as he was taken from us so suddenly.
"My baby boy rest my child
"We love you xxx"
Ethan Bonnar was badly injured in accident and with his hardest efforts and amazing hospital team they did everything they could Ethan has now gone to a better place
She later added: "I’m overwhelmed with the response and messages from friends that knew Ethan and our friends and strangers who are feeling our pain with us.
"Any monies left over after services are paid will go to charities to support ADHD and Cams who supported Ethan.
"Ethan's family are forever grateful to everyone who’s donated or sent a message to say they are thinking of us. You have truly made situation a bit easier for us."
Ethan's family are forever grateful to everyone who’s donated or sent a message to say they are thinking of us
Cheryl told DevonLive that her son had videoed himself on the roof of the building at 2pm on Tuesday, July 28, and wanted to warn other young people about the danger of exploring derelict buildings.
An artist who was due to start his second year of his degree course at Plymouth University in September, Ethan leaves three siblings behind, Ethan, 28, Taylor, 12, and Tate, eight.
A missing man was found by police in a derelict building having fallen 15 foot through a roof in Totnes.
|The derelict Dairy Crest Milk Factory - credit Noel Jenkins|
Police spent the day searching for a missing 22-year-old man from Torquay. Investigations led them to search the old Dairy Crest Milk Factory, next to Totnes Railway Station, where he was found unconscious and badly hurt having plummeted through a metal roof 24 hours before.
he was found unconscious and badly hurt having plummeted through a metal roof 24 hours before
|Devon and Cornwall Police|
A police statement said: "Due to the unstable and derelict nature of the site, assistance was requested from the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service who sent their Urban Search and Rescue Team to assist Police Specialist search teams. A Police helicopter also attended from South Wales.
"The male was located in a derelict building having fallen 15 feet through a corrugated roof some 24 hours before. He was unconscious and suffered major injuries. Life saving treatment was provided by a medic from the USAR before Paramedics and Devon Air Ambulance attended. He has been taken by helicopter to Derriford Major Trauma Centre where he will receive specialist treatment.
He has been taken by helicopter to Derriford Major Trauma Centre where he will receive specialist treatment
|Devon Air Ambulance - credit kitmasterbloke|
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the male and wish him a full recovery.
"I'd like to make a personal appeal to ask people to stay away from derelict buildings and draw your attention to the risks which are being taken.
"We would like to thank the staff from USAR who assisted massively, their dog who located the patient, the Devon Air Ambulance and also the staff from South Western Ambulance Service Trust who were all experts in their field. Without this multi-agency approach the outcome could have been very different."
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.