Schoolboy, 14, collapses and dies after falling in the mud during end of term trip to an assault course

Laura FitzPatrick
The 14-year-old boy was believed to have stopped breathing after collapsing at around 1pm - Camelot Events Facebook

A schoolboy collapsed and died on an assault course this afternoon after he fell into the mud.

The 14-year-old boy was believed to have stopped breathing after collapsing at around 1pm as he and other school pupils battled the course in Surrey during an end of term trip to the Camelot Events adventure site.

An air ambulance helicopter was called to the scene in Beare Green along with road ambulances but he was certified dead at the scene. 

The teenager’s body was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey, where a post mortem examination will be carried out by a pathologist to determined the exact cause of the his death. 

A spokesperson for Surrey Police confirmed: “We were called to Henfold Lane, Beare Green at 1pm today following a report of a 14-year-old boy collapsing. Sadly the boy died at the scene.

“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.