Boy, 15, collapses and dies on football pitch near school

A BOY, 15, has tragically passed away after collapsing on a football pitch near his school.

Emergency services were called to the Edinburgh secondary school just before 3p.m today.


Despite an extensive emergency response, paramedics were unable to save the teenager’s lifeCredit: GV Forrester High School

The youngster is understood to have collapsed on the playing field at Forrester High School.

Despite their best efforts, paramedics were unable to save the teenager’s life.

It has been reported that he suffered a medical incident.

Police have stated there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Tuesday, March 14, police were called to a report of a 15-year-old boy having collapsed on Broomhouse Road.”

Police also confirmed a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal – Scotland’s prosecution service and death investigation authority.

In memory of the young boy, a vigil will be hosted by St David’s Broomhouse Parish Church this evening.

A short post from the church read: “Following the difficult circumstances earlier today, the church will be open tonight, 8pm-9pm, for quiet reflection and the opportunity to light a candle.

“All are welcome.”