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The family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while cycling on holiday in Cumbria has released a tribute calling him "an absolutely wonderful and loving son".
Jake Anthony Knott, from East Bergholt in Essex, died on Saturday after being hit by a van at Mecklin Beck, Holmrook, near Seascale.
The driver of the van, a man aged 45, was uninjured.
Jake's family said he had been "so happy" to be in the lakes and mountains where he spent his last hours.
Cumbria Police have released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a collision in west Cumbria. Jake Knott, who was on holiday from his home in East Bergholt in Essex, died following the crash involving his bike and a van in Santon Bridge in west Cumbria.
Cumbria Police are investigating what happened but say it appears to be a tragic accident. Sergeant Paul Brown told ITV Border "Jake was out cycling with his father and was in the process of negotiating a steep downhill section of the road and as he's rounded the bend it appears he's lost control of his bike and come into contact with a van travelling in the opposite direction."
The teenager was treated at the scene after suffering serious head, neck and back injuries and flown to hospital in Newcastle, where he was later pronounced dead.
A 15-year-old boy has died after his bicycle was involved in a crash with a van in west Cumbria. The collision happened at Santon Bridge near Gosforth at around 11.30 am on Saturday 23rd August. The teenager suffered serious head, neck and spinal injuries and was treated at the scene before being flown to hospital in Newcastle by Air Ambulance where he was pronounced dead a short time later.