Basketball team pay tribute to devoted fan

Cheshire Jets remember McKinley Day, 14, who drowned in America

Classmates of a teenager who's drowned in America say they've been left devastated by his death.

McKinley Day, 14, from Farndon in Cheshire was canoeing with friends and family in New York when he became trapped last Friday.

Headteacher and Bishop Heber High School, David Curry said: "McKinley was a quiet, unassuming and eminently likeable man. He was a very popular pupil. We will all miss him tremendously.

"The school had been working, supported by his family at home, to help him manage his dyslexia and he had made a great deal of progress with this and, indeed, in many other ways during his three years with us.

"We would like to send our deepest condolences to his parents and family, including of course his brother Mitchell, also a pupil at this school".

Today (Monday) hundreds of young people have paid tribute to McKinley on Facebook.

His Father Mr Adam Day said: "I am personally overwhelmed at all the love, support and beautiful tributes on Facebook from McKinley's friends. It is certainly comforting to see he has touched so many hearts."
He was an enthusiastic basketball fan and player, and was well known to the Cheshire Jets, Assistant Coach and Director Paul Smith has paying tribute on Heart.

Cheshire Jets Director Paul Smith