10 May 2023

Tributes flow for motorcyclist killed in Northern Peninsula Area

| Cape York Weekly
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THREE children are without their dad after NSW man Jaryd Buckley was killed while riding his motorbike in Cape York last Thursday.

The 32-year-old was riding with a tour group near the Tip on Narau Beach Road when he struck a wallaby, lost control and hit a tree.

Desperate efforts at the scene from his fellow riders and locals could not save the Muswellbrook plant mechanic.

“Jaryd was devoted to his family and would often take his two youngest girls camping all over the region,” his friend Brady Stair wrote.

“His untimely death has left us all scarred but none more so than his family.”

A GoFundMe campaign to support Mr Buckley’s wife and three children had already raised more than $60,000 by Monday morning.

Jaryd Buckley was killed after he hit a wallaby and then a tree while riding his motorbike in northern Cape York last week.

Moto Odyssey Australia owner Charlie Bennison said Mr Buckley was “a true gentleman”.

“Sadly a tragic and fatal accident has taken place on one of our Cape York tours. On Thursday Jaryd lost his life while riding a dirtbike, something so many of us do for fun.

“Jaryd was a true gentleman and so sadly leaves behind his wife and three young girls. We are deeply saddened and rocked by this shocking accident.

“From all of the team at MOA, our hearts and sincerest condolences go out to Jaryd’s wife, children, family and friends.”

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