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One of Maine’s top Nordic skiers dies in farming accident

July 3, 2019

TURNER, Maine (AP) — One of Maine’s top Nordic skiers has died from injuries in an accident on his family’s farm.

A spokeswoman for Central Maine Medical Center says that 19-year-old Roy Varney died Tuesday morning at the Lewiston hospital.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office says Varney was cleaning out a cattle barn on Monday while operating a skid-steer machine that accidentally fell into a liquid manure pit.

He was pulled from the pit and brought to the hospital.

Nezinscot Farm said in a Facebook post Tuesday that that Varney “lived his life to the fullest” at the farm, in skiing and in school.

Varney was named the Class A Boys Nordic Classical State Champion for the second time this year.

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