Dad's thanks to emergency services who fought to try and save boy's life after Co Derry quad crash

The father of a 14-year-old boy who sadly died following a quad bike accident has spoken of his thanks for "all those who came to his aid", ahead of his funeral this weekend.

Isaac Roxborough sadly died in hospital a day after the collision on a back road near the village of Eglinton, Co Derry.

The teenager's funeral will take place on Sunday at Bovevagh Parish Church in Dungiven on Sunday.

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Following the collision on the Ballygudden Road on Tuesday, Isaac was given assistance from staff at the nearby Eglinton Medical Centre, before he was rushed in the Air Ambulance to hospital where he sadly died on Wednesday.

In a statement published on social media, Isaac's father Mark said: "I would like to thank all those who came to Isaac’s aid at the scene of his accident, the local community, the medical staff at Eglinton medical centre, the PSNI, air ambulance and all the staff at the Royal Victoria hospital.

"The family are grateful for all the much needed prayers and the messages of support at this difficult time from everyone."

Mr Roxborough continued: "The Roxborough family home will be strictly private in the coming days as we come to terms with this immeasurable loss.

"Isaac’s funeral will be open to all to pay their respects and support our family."

He added: "Isaac Douglas Alexander Roxborough, forever young. At home with the Lord."

Rev Mark Loney of Bovevagh Parish Church said: "The Roxborough family home will be strictly private in the lead up to Isaac's funeral. Please continue to pray."

His funeral will take place on Sunday, June 30, leaving the home on the Drumrane Road in Burnfoot near Dungiven no later than 1.30pm, for a service in Bovevagh Parish Church at 2pm. Car parking will be available at Drumrane Primary School and Burnfoot Community Centre.

Isaac is described in a family notice as "precious son of Mark and Katrina, much loved and devoted brother of Adam and James, loving grandson of Helen and the late Richard, Kathleen and the late Samuel and dear nephew of Heather and Graeme."

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