TURNER — Roy Varney, one of the state’s top Nordic skiers, died Tuesday from injuries he suffered Monday while operating a piece of farm equipment that fell into a liquid manure pit at Nezinscot Farm.

“It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce that Gloria and Gregg Varney lost their son Roy this morning,” the farm’s Facebook page posted Tuesday afternoon.

“We ask that you be respectful of the family and space and give them time. Roy lived his life to the fullest both at the farm, in skiing and in school. Send prayers and share with all who he has touched,” the post said.

Family members, who otherwise declined to comment, said Varney’s parents were at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston on Tuesday morning with their son.

John Nutting of Leeds said Varney had always been “an enthusiast for every single thing he did,” a popular student who recently graduated from Leavitt Area High School in Turner.

Nutting said everyone in the community was “just hoping and praying” for Varney.

From KWCH12. Posted on Jul 2, 2019. Original Article