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Boy, 12, dies after suffering ‘serious injuries’ during activity at SnowDome attraction

A 12-year-old boy has sadly died after suffering ‘serious injuries’ at a popular attraction in Staffordshire.

After receiving reports about a child injured, police officers and medical personnel raced to SnowDome in Tamworth.

After the boy sustained serious injuries during an activity at the facility, they were called at 6.40pm on Friday, September 24, 2012.

The boy was tragically later declared dead by two air ambulances. His grieving family is being looked after by specialist police officers.

Major police operations are underway, with forensic teams also present at the scene.



Boy, 12, dies after suffering 'serious injuries' during activity at SnowDome attraction
Police were called at around 6.40pm today

Police also confirmed that a man was injured following the incident, and is now being treated by medical staff.

They also asked people to refrain from sharing photos or videos of the incident and to not speculate about the fate of the boy.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called at 6.40pm this evening (Sept 24) to reports that a child had been seriously injured during an activity in the Snow Dome in Tamworth.

“Officers attended the location along with ambulance crews who treated a boy at the scene.



Boy, 12, dies after suffering 'serious injuries' during activity at SnowDome attraction
The facility itself hosts a range of activities such as indoor skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating

“Sadly, the boy, aged 12, died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

“His parents are being supported by officers. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

“A man is also being treated for injuries. We would kindly urge people not to speculate about the incident or share any images/footage there may be.

“The incident was reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).



Boy, 12, dies after suffering 'serious injuries' during activity at SnowDome attraction
Forensics crews were later sent to the scene

“Anyone who has information about the incident can contact us on 101 or via social media ref 665 of 24 September.”

Police patrol cars were pictured outside of SnowDome.

The facility hosts many activities, including indoor skiing, snowboarding and ice skating.

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Boy, 12, dies after suffering 'serious injuries' during activity at SnowDome attraction
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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