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Boy named after Northallerton swimming pool tragedy

Boy named after Northallerton swimming pool tragedy

5:45pm 26th August 2010
(Updated 9:18am 27th August 2010)


The police have now named the boy who died following the incident in the swimming pool at Hambleton Leisure Centre in Northallerton on Wednesday afternoon (25th August 2010).

He was Kaimen Ward, aged eight, of Ashlands Road, Northallerton.

The inquest into his death is expected to open and adjourn on Monday.

Until then police inquiries will continue.

The Health and Safety Executive have also been notified.

 Kaimen’s family have issued the following statement:

“We are struggling to come to terms with what has happened to Kaimen, it has left us completely devastated.

“He is such a lovely young boy, the best son and brother anyone could wish for.

“We would like to thank everybody for all the love and support we have received.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 24 7.

(PICTURED: Kaimen Ward)

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