Boy, seven, dies playing football
Thursday 19 April 2012
A seven-year-old boy has died while playing football.
Ciaran Geddes was enjoying a kick-about at Locking Stumps Community Primary School, in the Birchwood area of Warrington, Cheshire, when he suddenly collapsed.
Ciaran was taken to Warrington District General Hospital but later died.
It is not yet known what caused his death.
In a statement, his family said: "Ciaran was our young, rising star, he shined brightly in our lives.
"He was taken from us too soon but will never be far from our thoughts and dreams.
"His football was everything to him, and his beloved Chester FC.
"He lived with joy in his heart as well as a love for his family.
"His smile was infectious and it is how we will remember him.
"He will sleep soundly now. We miss you Boo and will see you again."
John Littler, headteacher at the school, said: "The whole school community is deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Ciaran and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time."
Cheshire Police and paramedics were called to Glover Road in Warrington at 6.15pm on Tuesday following a report of a seven-year-old boy who had collapsed.
A police spokesman said: "He was taken to Warrington District General Hospital where he sadly later died.
"At this stage, there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the child's death and his next of kin have been informed.
"A post-mortem to confirm the cause of the child's death will take place in due course and HM Coroner has been informed."
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