Topics:  drowning, faulks park, kingscliff

Boy, 16, collapses and dies after swimming at Kingscliff

Police are investigating after a boy, 16, died at Cudgen Creek while on a school lesson.
Police are investigating after a boy, 16, died at Cudgen Creek while on a school lesson. John Gass

UPDATE, 3.21pm: The NSW Department of Education has released the name of a 16-year-old boy who died at Kingscliff this afternoon.

Kingscliff High School Year 10 student Riley Gillespie collapsed during a lesson at the Cudgen Creek.

"He received immediate medical attention from staff until the emergency services arrived," a statement said.

"Riley passed away in hospital this afternoon."

See tomorrow's Daily News for full details. 

 

INITIAL REPORT:  A teenager has collapsed and died after leaving the water at Kingscliff.

About midday today emergency crews were on the scene at Jack Julius Park, where it's believed the boy was swimming on a school trip.

It's understood he left the water and collapsed.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Inspector Jason Dowds said the boy died at the scene.

No further information is available at this time.

Updates to come.



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