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Schoolboy dies after rugby match in Worcestershire


Luke Chapman, 16, was playing for Haybridge High School, Hagley in a rugby match against Baxter College in Kidderminster when he collapsed.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service arrived at the scene to find members of the public performing CPR on the boy, who was not breathing.The Ambulance Service took over resuscitation attempts and peformed advanced life support before the boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by Air Ambulance.

Sadly he passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

“We are all terribly shocked and upset by what has happened,” said Tony Homer, the chair of governors for Haybridge High School, “Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this very sad time. The school will offer all the support we possibly can to those affected.”

A message this morning on Haybridge High School’s website says: “As you know, as a school we have experienced a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with family and friends. Thank you for all your support and prayers at this time.”