Pikesville boy killed in severe storm at River Valley Ranch identified

Family released a statement about boy's life

Twelve-year-old Justin Nicholas Diggs has been identified as the boy who was killed in the severe storm that tore through River Valley Ranch in Carroll County last week.

The family released a statement Friday night:

Justin Nicholas Diggs  was born on November 26, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland.

He loved to swim, play basketball and loved being outside enjoying extreme activities, such as, zip-lining, bunjee [sic] jumping and anything adventurous. He also loved to draw.

Justin was a HAPPY, upbeat, very loving young man with a very BIG heart.  He would be a friend to anyone.

He attended Pikesville Middle School, Hernwood Elementary School and Happy Acres Preschool.  He was an honor student and received several steward awards for being kind and helpful to other students. He brought joy to his mother and grandmother and all who  were lucky enough to know him.

River Valley Ranch and Justin’s friends are uniting to raise money to celebrate his life and legacy. No donation is too small. All funds will go directly to Justin’s beloved mother. To make a donation to Justin’s Fund please visit www.rivervalleyranch.com/justinsfund

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