The son of a wealthy businessman who was trampled to death by a water buffalo died of his wounds from the wild animal, it emerged today.
Peter Jump, 19, suffered fatal injuries when his father Ralph, 57, was crushed to death by the giant animal rampaging at their farm in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, Wales.
One of their buffalo escaped its pen and attacked the pair and daughter Isabel as they tried to return it to safety.
Ralph died at the scene on May 5 and it was announced today Peter died of his wounds the following day.
Isabel, 22, suffered leg injuries but was released from hospital while the buffalo was destroyed.
Peter Jump (left), 19, suffered fatal injuries when his father Ralph (right, with a water buffalo), 57, was crushed to death by the giant animal rampaging at their farm in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, Wales
One of their buffalo escaped its pen and attacked the pair and daughter Isabel as they tried to return it to safety at the farm (pictured)
Father-of-three Mr Jump, who was recovering after a heart attack last year, rented the country farm near Usk to start a sustainable buffalo soap business.
He hand reared the animals at their three-acre farm along with his youngest two children.
Isabel organised the sales of the hand-wrapped bars of scented soap and the Bufalina Soap Company started selling them ahead of last Christmas.
Peter worked full-time at the family farm while older brother Sam is a talented musician and aspiring songwriter.
But their dreams were shattered when one of the buffaloes attacked them at the picturesque farm in the Wye Vallley.
Ralph died at the scene on May 6 and it was announced today Peter (right) died of his wounds the same day. Isabel (centre), 22, suffered leg injuries but was released from hospital while the buffalo was destroyed. Left: Other son Sam is a musician
A neighbour said: ‘One of the buffalo managed to escape its pen and it attacked when they were trying to get it back in. It’s an absolute tragedy.’
Mr Jump was MD of the Wunda Group, based at nearby Caldicot, Gwent. The company supplies heating equipment and employs 56 people – but is on lockdown.
A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: ‘A 19-year-old man from the Gwehelog area was taken to the University Hospital for Wales by the Welsh Air Ambulance after sustaining critical injuries. He subsequently died in hospital as a result of his injuries.
‘Gwent Police has launched an investigation into this incident and remains ongoing.’
Detective Inspector Amanda Venn said: ‘Our thoughts remain with the family at this tragic time. The family have asked to be given time to grieve and we would ask that their privacy is respected.
Father-of-three Mr Jump (left), who was recovering after a heart attack last year, rented the country farm near Usk to start a sustainable buffalo (right) soap business
‘The force is also currently liaising with the Gwent Coroner Service in relation to this incident.’
Peter’s mother Jo was described as ‘devastated’ after losing both her son and husband.
A friend said: ‘Jon spent all his life in a shirt and tie but loved pulling on his wellies to get stuck in at the farm. He was as happy as anything there.’
The farm is the base of The Bufalina Soap Company, selling a range of scented buffalo soap from £4 to £42.
The company says: ‘We make our soap with the milk from our herd of Mediterranean Water Buffalo, located in the Welsh Marches.
‘Around the World this buffalo breed is famous for its dairy products such as mozzarella, gelato and ice cream. The richness of the milk makes it ideal for making a creamy, luxurious and gentle soap which leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised.
‘Our unscented and scented soaps (mainly made with essential oils and a couple with parfums) are all free from Palm oil, Parabens, Petrochemicals – made only from Water Buffalo milk, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Bees wax and Shea Butter.’
Mr Jump pledged to make a fresh start after suffering a cardiac arrest last year.
A friend said: ‘He was working all the hours God sends – then his heart attack was a wake-up call. It happened around February and he was worried he would need a stent fitted.
Neighbours described it as ‘a terrible shock when ambulances and police suddenly turned up’, pictured two weeks ago
‘His cardiology consultant reckoned he was very fortunate to get away it with – saying he was a lucky boy to walk away alive.
‘So he wanted to make a new start on the farm and have a healthy lifestyle. That is the terrible irony of it.’
The family have raised money in memory of the father and son for the Wales Air Ambulance that tried to pluck them both to safety.
In a tribute, Mr Jump’s brother Richard said he had lost his ‘best friend’ and ‘wonderful nephew’ and described the loss as ‘surreal and insurmountable’.
He said: ‘Thank you so much for all your thoughts at an extremely difficult and tragic time for Jo and Jonnys family primarily – and then for the rest of us.
In a tribute, Mr Jump’s brother Richard said he had lost his ‘best friend’ and ‘wonderful nephew’ and described the loss as ‘surreal and insurmountable’. Pictured: Mr Jump, Isabel and his son on a quad bike about 20 years ago
‘I can only share from my own feelings also – the loss of my best friend Jonny and our wonderful Pete, my nephew, well it’s really quite surreal and insurmountable at present.
‘Thank you all so much for the wonderful support and all our thoughts always to Jo and the family.
‘No more flowers please as Jo’s house is full and can’t fit anymore in. So now only contribs to Wales’s air ambulance – should any of you feel the need.
‘Love to you all and massive thank yous again X.’
An inquest is due to be held by the Gwent coroner at a later date.