Grimsby boy Connar Kiedyk dies in tragic accident
A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has died after a tragic accident at his home in Grimsby.
Connar Kiedyk was a much-loved pupil of Welholme Community Primary School.
He died in hospital on Wednesday, after he was found hanging at his home in Legsby Avenue.
The adopted youngster's mother, Ursula, today told of the family's devastation.
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"It is a tragic accident," she said.
"He will be sorely missed.
"He was such a bubbly, active boy."
Connar was an avid Manchester United fan and loved going to school, she said. He was adopted by parents Ursula and Anthony in 2009. They had fostered the boy for a number of years before then.
A police investigation is underway and the results of a post mortem examination carried out yesterday are expected to be reported to Grimsby and North Lincolnshire Coroner Paul Kelly on Monday.
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said officers were alerted at about 5.30pm on Wednesday by the ambulance service.
They reported they had found the boy unconscious at the home.
The spokeswoman said: "A nine-year-old boy was treated by paramedics and taken to Grimsby's Diana, Princess Of Wales Hospital with life-threatening injuries and sadly died a short time later.
"Inquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident but at this time the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."
A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said two crews of paramedics attended the address and treated the boy, who was not breathing, and took him to hospital within 11 minutes of the 999 call.
A specialist paediatric resuscitation team awaited his arrival at hospital, but he was pronounced dead.
A statement from Welhome Primary head teacher Delyse Turrell and chairman of governors Pete Johnson said: "The school is aware and dealing with a tragic incident concerning one of our Year 5 pupils.
"In accordance with local guidelines and procedures, this involves working with other relevant agencies.
"The whole school community are devastated at the news and the thoughts of us all are with the family and friends at this time."