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An 11-year-old boy who died after he fell in a canal in Burnley "always had a smile on his face", his headteacher said.
Robbie Williamson walked across a pipe on a canal bridge before he lost his balance and plunged into the water.
A passer-by jumped into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Lowerhouse Lane and pulled the youngster out and he was given CPR before emergency services arrived.
The Year 7 pupil at Shuttleworth College in Padiham was then taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital but later died.
Bob Wakefield, headteacher at Shuttleworth College, said: "Robbie was such a good lad who worked hard and always had a smile on his face. He was very popular with his classmates and was bursting with energy.
"He was very friendly and well-behaved, and when he came in to school he got on with things straightaway without any fuss.
"This is a terribly sad day for everyone in the school, and our thoughts are with Robbie's family at this very difficult time."
The father of 11 year old Robbie Williamson has paid tribute to his son who died after falling into a canal in Burnley.
Dean Williamson says Robbie was "the best."
An 11-year-old boy has died after falling into a canal in Burnley.
Police said Robbie Williamson was walking across a pipe when he lost his balance.
Amy Welch reports.
The family of an 11-year-old boy who died after falling into a canal in Burnley have released photographs of him.
Police say Robbie Williamson had been walking across a pipe when lost his balance.
The mother of an 11 year old boy has left flowers at the side of a canal in Burnley where her son fell in and later died.
The card reads "Sleep tight my gorgeous baby boy. Love you forever."
Police say an eleven year old boy who died after falling into a canal in Burnley had been walking across a pipe and lost his balance.
A passer-by pulled the boy out of the water at Lowerhouse Lane and gave him CPR.
He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where he later died.
Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.
A 11 year old boy has died after falling into the canal in Burnley. Police were called to Lowerhouse Lane at around 7pm last night following reports a passerby had pulled the boy from the water and performed CPR.
He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where he died shortly after.