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Pictured: Scout who died on trip to Italy

Elliot Alexander Peacock, 14, died after jumping into water during an adventure trip in Italy. Credit: The Scout Association

This is the first picture of Elliot Alexander Peacock who died during a Scout trip to Italy.

A statement from The Scout Association said: "We continue to support Elliot’s parents, the young people and leaders who are part of the event.

"We will also continue to work with Acorn Adventure who organised the itinerary and programme to establish if there are any lessons to learn from this tragic incident."


Scout Association 'devastated' about teen's death

The Scout Association said it was "devastated" that a 14-year-old boy had died during a trip to Italy with his scout unit:

The young person was taking part in a holiday to the Aosta Valley in Italy organised by Acorn Adventure, who are a company specialising in adventure-based trips.

We are working with Acorn Adventure to support the family, leaders and other young people involved in this very sad event.

We are devastated that a young person has died and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the young person at this time."

– Scout Association statement

'Unclear' why boy scout lost consciousness in water

The group that ran an adventure holiday to Italy in which a boy scout died during a "canyoning" activity said it was "unclear" why the teenager lost consciousness as he entered the water at the Lillaz waterfalls.

Outdoor education provider Acorn Adventure said the boy, 14, was wearing a helmet and a buoyancy aid.

They were jumping into the water, where instructors were waiting for them. All participants were wearing buoyancy aids, wet suits and helmets as is standard on this activity, carried out by hundreds of participants every year for the past 18 years.

As yet it is unclear why this participant lost consciousness as he entered the water. Despite very swiftly being given CPR by trained first aiders and nurses who attended the scene, very sadly paramedics were unable to resuscitate him.

– Acorn Adventure

Boy scout, 14, dies during 'adventure trip' to Italy

A 14-year-old boy scout from Glasgow has died during an adventure holiday in Italy as he took part in a "canyoning" activity.

The 14-year-old, who was part of an Explorer Scout unit with Eastwood District Scouts near Glasgow, lost consciousness as he jumped into water in the Gran Paradiso National Park in the north of the country.

He was immediately rescued from the water and given CPR but could not be resuscitated.

The boy was with a group of around 40 scouts who were on the second full day of their nine-day adventure activity trip when the incident happened at around 4.20pm yesterday.


British teenage boy dies on waterfall trip in Italy

A British teenager has reportedly died on holiday in Italy during trip to the Lillaz waterfalls in the Aosta Valley.

A British teenager is believed to have died on holiday in Lillaz, Italy. Credit: Google Maps

The boy has not yet been named but is thought to be under 18.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Italy and we stand ready to provide consular assistance."

3,500 migrants rescued by Italian navy in 24 hours

More than 3,500 migrants coming from North Africa have been rescued by the Italian navy patrols in 24 hours, authorities said.

Migrants arrive to the Sicilian harbour of Augusta. Credit: Reuters

Thousands of migrants from Syria and North Africa, including hundreds of children, were picked up from 11 boats and taken to ports in Sicily and the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, a coastguard spokesman told Reuters.

Some 43,000 people have crossed from North Africa to Italy so far this year, the same amount as in the whole of 2013, the coastguard said.

Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel 'will return to France'

Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel said today he would return to France, where he faces a jail sentence, after first saying he would stay in Italy.

Former trader Jerome Kerviel originally said he would stay in Italy Credit: Piovanotto Marco/ABACA/Press Association Images

Kerviel, 37, had appealed to France's president to intervene in his case. The trader has spent over three years fighting charges stemming from massive market bets that brought French bank Societe Generale close to collapse in 2008.

Kerviel's market bets brought the French bank to the brink of collapse in 2008 Credit: Reuters

He was convicted of breach of trust, forgery and fraudulent data manipulation, but has portrayed his case as one individual's struggle against high finance.

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