Stitches Shawn Mendes
23 July 2012, 16:33
A teenager from Lowton, near Warrington who was hurt on Sunday afternoon when he fell from a cliff in Cornwall has now died.
Falmouth Coastguard got a call from the ambulance service at 4.20pm telling them the teenager had fallen and had landed on rocks.
Members of the public on the beach attempted to give the boy first aid before the emergency services arrived.
The boy, who has not been named, was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for medical treatment but died later with his family at his bedside.
Devon and Cornwall Police, who confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious, said of the victim: “He had been on holiday with his family. They remained at his bedside in hospital until he later died from injuries sustained.”
James Instance, from Falmouth Coastguard, warned of the dangers of walking along coastal paths, urging walkers to go equipped properly with sturdy shoes or boots and check the weather forecast first.
“Do not attempt to climb up or down cliffs unless you are properly equipped and trained to do so.”