January 14, 2022

Brave 19-year-old son died trying to save his father from attack on water buffalo farm

Peter Jump, 19, went to help his father, businessman, Ralph, 57, who was being trampled by the beast on the family farm in Gwehelog, Usk, Monmouthshire

Peter Jump was airlifted to hospital in critical condition but died in hospital

A brave son has died trying to save his father from an attack by a raging water buffalo on a farm in Wales, an investigation has found.

Peter Jump, 19, went to help his father, businessman, Ralph, 57, who was being trampled by the beast.

But the buffalo turned on him and Peter suffered fatal injuries on the family farm in Gwehelog, Usk, Monmouthshire.

Gwent Coroner’s Officer Paul Richardson said: “Ralph Jump walked into a field where water buffaloes were grazing.

“He was attacked by one of the buffaloes and suffered fatal injuries.








Ralph Jump was attacked by a water buffalo and his son tried to help him
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“His son Peter was seriously injured as he walked out onto the pitch to help his father who was being attacked.”

Peter Jump was rushed to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, but died later that day.

Gwent coroner Caroline Saunders said the circumstances surrounding the two May 5 deaths were “unnatural”, but there were no suspicious circumstances.

She said the tragedies lined up but there would be separate inquiries on the same day in August 2021.








One of the water buffaloes on the farm
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The Monmouthshire farm where the terrifying attack took place
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Mr Jump’s daughter, Isabel, 22, suffered leg injuries in the bison attack but was later released from the hospital.

Relatives of the victims raised funds in their memory for the Wales Air Ambulance.

Ralph’s brother Richard said he had lost his “best friend” and “wonderful nephew”.

The family bought a small herd of water buffalo to make luxury organic soaps from their milk.

Their small farm is the base of the Bufalina Soap Company which sells bars of scented buffalo soap from £ 4 to £ 42.

A father of three, Mr. Jump, known as Jon, was the managing director of Caldicot, Gwent-based heating company Wunda Group, which employs 56 people.

He is currently in confinement.


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