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Teenage boy dies after collapsing at assault course in Surrey

A 14-year-old boy has died after collapsing at an assault course, Surrey Police has said.

Officers were called to Henfold Lane, Beare Green, on Thursday. The boy died at the scene of the adventure site run by Camelot Events.

The company provides a range of outdoor activities, including charity mud runs, survival skills, paintball, archery and raft building.

His death is being treated as unexplained, however at this stage his death is not thought to involve any third party and a file will be passed to the coroner's office in due course. The boy's next of kin has now been informed. We would ask that the family's privacy be respected at this time.

– Surrey Police

We are fully co-operating with the investigation relating to the incident that happened at our site today but we would like to make it clear that this incident was not connected to the safety of the obstacle course. We would also like to clarify that, despite earlier reports, the child was not on an obstacle but was on dry land when they became unwell and collapsed. Out of respect to the family and friends of the child, we will not be revealing any further details about this incident. We have offered our deepest sympathies to the child's family and the school, and our thoughts continue to be with those affected at this incredibly sad time. We will also be supporting our staff who worked tirelessly in their efforts to save the child.

– Lisa Edwards, Camelot Events