Nevin Spence's sister discharged from hospital
September 17, 2012
A supporter lays flowers at Ravenhill in memory of Nevin Spence © PA Photos
The sister of Nevin Spence has been released from hospital following Saturday's tragic farming accident.
The Ulster star, his father Noel and brother Graham died on Saturday after falling into a slurry tank at their farm in Hillsborough, Co Down. Emma Spence was treated for the effects of inhaling fumes and was discharged on Sunday evening.
A book of condolence is to be opened on Monday at Ulster's Ravenhill ground in Belfast, already the site of floral tributes, while the team's RaboDirect PRO12 game on Friday in Italy against Zebre "will almost certainly be postponed" according to Ulster's CEO Shane Logan.
Last night the grieving relatives said: "The families of Noel, Graham and Nevin Spence are trying very hard to come to terms with their tragic loss. The three men were very close to each other in life, and that love was expressed in their final moments trying to help one another.
"The family is being supported and comforted by other family members, friends and neighbours. Arrangements for a thanksgiving service for the three are currently under way and details will appear in the press in due course."
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