Boy Dies At Surrey Assault Course

19 July 2019, 06:23 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 06:24

Surrey police badge

A teenage boy has died at an assault course near Dorking and Surrey Police are treating it as unexplained.

Officers were called to Henfold Lane, Beare Green, at 1pm on Thursday following a report of a 14-year-old boy collapsing.

The boy had 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.

Lisa Edwards, operations manager at Camelot Events, said: "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."