Boy, 10, dies after suffering serious injuries when he fell down hole on building site

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Boy, 10, dies after suffering serious injuries when he fell down hole on building site near housing estate

  • Shea Ryan was discovered near in Drumchapel, Scotland, just before 10pm
  • He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but died a short time later
  • Several police vehicles are still at the scene and the site remains cordoned off 

A 10-year-old boy has died after suffering serious injuries when he fell down a hole at a building site. 

The youngster, who has been named locally as Shea Ryan, was discovered near a housing estate in Drumchapel, Scotland, just before 10pm.

He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but died a short time later. 

His death is not being treated as suspicious. 

The youngster, who has been named locally as Shea Ryan (pictured), was discovered near a housing estate in Drumchapel, Scotland, just before 10pm

His cousin has since paid an emotional tribute to him on social media.

She wrote: ‘Cant believe it absolutely devastated, never in my life did I think that my beautiful, kind, caring wee cousin would be sent to heaven at this time of year and age.

‘I’ll love you forever wee guy forever 10 ONLY ONE SHEA RYAN.’ (sic)

The boy died after suffering serious injuries when he fell down a hole at a building site (pictured)

The boy died after suffering serious injuries when he fell down a hole at a building site (pictured)

His cousin paid an emotional tribute to him online this morning in a post that began: 'Cant believe it absolutely devastated, never in my life did I think that my beautiful, kind, caring wee cousin would be sent to heaven at this time of year and age'

His cousin paid an emotional tribute to him online this morning in a post that began: ‘Cant believe it absolutely devastated, never in my life did I think that my beautiful, kind, caring wee cousin would be sent to heaven at this time of year and age’

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: ‘Around 9.55pm on Thursday, 16 July, police were called to a report of a boy seriously injured at a works site near Glenkirk Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow.

‘Emergency services attended, and the 10-year-old was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

‘Enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident, however the death is not being treated as suspicious.

‘The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.’ 

Several police vehicles are still at the scene this morning and the construction site remains cordoned off

Several police vehicles are still at the scene this morning and the construction site remains cordoned off

Tributes have since been left at the construction sire which is thought to be part of a £5million drainage project to help combat flooding

Tributes have since been left at the construction sire which is thought to be part of a £5million drainage project to help combat flooding

A spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were alerted at 9.54pm on Thursday, July 16 to reports of a person in the water in Drumchapel.

‘Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances and two water rescue units to the town’s Southdeen Avenue, where firefighter assisted their emergency service colleagues before leaving the scene.

‘Sadly, a 10-year-old child died a short time after being transported to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.’

A spokeswoman for HSE said: ‘HSE are aware and assisting police with their enquiries.’ 

Several police vehicles are still at the scene this morning and the construction site remains cordoned off. 

It is believed that work had been ongoing in the area as part of a £5million drainage project to help combat flooding. 

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