Louis Watkiss: Police Name 12-Year-Old Boy Who Died After “Incident On Slope” At Indoor Ski Resort | UK News

A 12-year-old boy who died at an indoor ski and snowboard resort has been named by police as Louis Watkiss.

The boy, from Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, was seriously injured after an “incident on the slope”. at the SnowDome in Tamworth, Staffordshire, the last Friday night.

Officers were called to the scene at 6.40pm and were joined by ambulance teams.

But Louis died from his injuries shortly after.

The SnowDome at Tamworth
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The incident occurred at the SnowDome in Tamworth on Friday.

Staffordshire Police said: “Louis’s family is being supported by specially trained officers.

“We ask everyone to respect the family’s right to cry in private during this extremely difficult time.

“Staffordshire Police continue to investigate the circumstances with the support of the Health and Safety Executive.”

The West Midlands Ambulance Service previously said its crews tried to save Louis, who died “after an incident on the slope.”

A man who was also injured at the time did not need treatment from ambulance personnel.

On Monday, visitors to the SnowDome website were told that the center was closed to the public for now.

A statement from the operators released over the weekend and posted online read: “The SnowDome will be temporarily closed following the tragic death of a child on Friday night.

“Directors and staff are deeply shocked by what happened, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this terrible time.”

He said management was fully cooperating with the investigation and that the center would reopen once the investigators had completed their work.

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