9-year-old boy killed by lightning strike while playing football 1 month ago

9-year-old boy killed by lightning strike while playing football

He was rushed to hospital but did not survive the lightning strike

In some tragic news, it was reported late yesterday that a nine-year-old boy has died after being struck by lightning while playing football in a field in Blackpool around 5pm.

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The young boy was training with Spirit of Youth Junior Football Club, on the pitch located along Common Edge Road. It is thought he was undergoing a private coaching session when the incident occurred.

While he was quickly rushed to hospital, Lancashire Police confirmed that, unfortunately, he did not survive. Det. Supt. Nick Connaughton said: "This is a truly devastating incident and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with the family and friends of the young boy who has passed away, at this very sad and distressing time."

Spirit of the Youth FC also reached out on their Facebook page to notify locals of the incident and pass on their deepest condolences to the young boy's family and friends.

It is with deepest regret that we have to report the news that the young boy who was struck by lightning earlier this...

Posted by Spirit of Youth Junior Football Club - Blackpool on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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They went on to say: "Spirit of Youth is a family and we are entrenched in the local community, and we will give whatever support is required to both the family and to those that were with him at the time. Rest in peace young man."