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Boy, 15, dies after collapsing in front of family at Liverpool restaurant

A teenager has died after collapsing in front of his family at a restaurant on Saturday afternoon (Liverpool Echo)
A teenager has died after collapsing in front of his family at a restaurant on Saturday afternoon. (Liverpool Echo)

A teenager died after collapsing in front of family and friends at a Liverpool restaurant on Saturday.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene in the Liverpool ONE complex after staff and onlookers called 999.

Witnesses attempted to resuscitate the 15-year-old before ambulance crews arrived. He was then rushed to hospital but died shortly after.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "Emergency services were called to Browns Restaurant on Paradise Street at about 5.50pm following reports that a teenager who was with family and friends had collapsed.

"A number of members of the public and staff at the restaurant had provided medical assistance prior to the emergency services attending.

"The teenager was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where sadly he died a short time later.

Merseyside Police attended the incident at Browns on Paradise Street, Liverpool (Liverpool Echo)
Merseyside Police attended the incident at Browns on Paradise Street, Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo)
The city centre restaurant was closed off while police investigated the scene (Liverpool Echo)
The city centre restaurant was closed off while police investigated the scene. (Liverpool Echo)

"The death is not believed to be suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the coroner. Next of kin have been spoken to and specialist officers are supporting the family at this tragic time."

The spokesman added that no name had yet been released because formal identification is still to take place.

Fellow diners, locals and friends paid tribute to the teen on social media.

On Facebook, Linda Hill said: "His poor parents, my heart went out to them. My two grandchildren lit a candle in church for him this morning. I have to say I've been thinking of them all last night. May he rest in peace prayers thoughts to his family friends."

The teenager was rushed to hospital by ambulance but died shortly after arrival (Liverpool Echo)
The teenager was rushed to hospital by ambulance but died shortly after arrival. (Liverpool Echo)

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Lisa Dunne commented: "I witnessed this yesterday with my husband and children and couldn’t stop thinking of this boy and his poor family who was with him. So heartbreaking thinking of all his family at this sad time."

Clare Cook added: "Sending deepest condolences to this lovely boy's family and friends. Rest in peace. We understand your pain. Lots of love."

Louisa Donnelly said: "Absolutely awful news. Thinking of such a beautiful family at such a heart breaking time. All of our love is sent your way and you are in my thoughts constantly."

And Moira Berry King commented: "Condolences to the poor boy's family and friends, what an awful thing to happen. Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels young man."