A 12-year-old boy who died after an incident at an indoor ski centre has been named by police.
Louis Watkiss, from Sutton Coldfield, was seriously injured in an incident at the SnowDome in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on Friday (September 27).
Staffordshire Police is investigating the circumstances around his tragic death, Birmingham Live reports.
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In a statement, the force said: “Following Friday’s tragic incident at the SnowDome in Tamworth, we can now confirm that the 12-year-old boy who lost his life has been named as Louis Watkiss from Sutton Coldfield.
“Police were called at 6.40pm on Friday (24 September) to reports that a child had been seriously injured at the SnowDome.
“Officers attended the location, along with ambulance crews. Sadly, Louis, died of his injuries shortly afterwards."
It continued: “Louis’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. We would ask everyone to respect the family's right to grieve in private during this extremely difficult time.
“Staffordshire Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances with support from the Health and Safety Executive.”
The ski centre is temporarily closed following the incident.
A statement from SnowDome reads: "Directors and staff are deeply shocked by what happened, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this terrible time.
"An investigation is currently being carried out by the authorities, and we are giving it our full co-operation.
"We are unable to reopen until their work has been completed, but hope to be able to update you on the position in the very near future.
"If you have a booking affected by the closure, we will be in touch with you shortly."
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