UK News Kayden Fleck River Death: 'He Just Melted Your Heart', Say Distraught Parents

10:20  12 february  2018
10:20  12 february  2018 Source:   Huffington Post UK

'Unbearable tragedy' as boy (5) dies, twin rescued after falling into river

  'Unbearable tragedy' as boy (5) dies, twin rescued after falling into river A five year-old boy has died after falling into a Co Antrim river along with his twin brother. Kayden McGowan, from Ballymena, was swept for more than three miles after entering the River Braid while on a lunchtime walk with his family.The incident occurred on the Broughshane Road close to the Ecos Centre at around 1.04pm on Saturday.His brother, who also fell into the river, was rescued immediately.Emergency services, including the Northern Ireland air ambulance, recovered Kayden from the water shortly after 3pm and airlifted him to the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he later died.

The heartbroken parents of a five-year-boy who died after being swept away in a fast-flowing river in Northern Ireland have said their son “ just melted your heart ”. Darrel and Leanne Fleck said their son Kayden was “happy-go-lucky” and “your average wee boy”.

Kayden Fleck died after he was swept away in the River Braid in Co Antrim. The heartbroken parents of a five-year-boy who died after being swept away in a fast-flowing river in Northern Ireland have said their son “ just melted your heart ”.

a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera © Facebook The heartbroken parents of a five-year-boy who died after being swept away in a fast-flowing river in Northern Ireland have said their son “just melted your heart”.

Darrel and Leanne Fleck said their son Kayden was “happy-go-lucky” and “your average wee boy”.

They described Kayden and his twin brother, Jayden, as “the two musketeers”.

A statement released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on behalf of Mr and Mrs Fleck added: “The family want to thank each of the agencies who were involved in the search and rescue operation yesterday, and say they are grateful for the community support they have received since.”

Boy, 5, dies after plunging into icy river and being dragged downstream for FOUR miles in Co Antrim

  Boy, 5, dies after plunging into icy river and being dragged downstream for FOUR miles in Co Antrim Tributes have been paid to primary school pupil Kayden McGowen after the tragic incidentKayden McGowen has been named locally as the schoolboy who fell into the Braid river in Ballymena, Co Antrim at around 1pm today.

- The heartbroken parents of a five-year-boy who died after being swept away in a fast-flowing river in Northern Ireland have said their son " just melted your heart ". Darrel and Leanne Fleck said their son Kayden was "happy-go-lucky" and "your average wee boy".

Kayden Fleck died after he was swept away in the River Braid in Co Antrim. The heartbroken parents of a five-year-boy who died after being swept away in a fast-flowing river in Northern Ireland have said their son “ just melted your heart ”.

Kayden was swept away more than four miles down the Braid River in Ballymena, Co Antrim, on Saturday.

A major search and rescue operation was launched and the boy was recovered from the river and airlifted to the hospital, but he was declared dead shortly afterwards.

The boy’s school, Harryville Primary, has asked for everyone to remember Kayden’s family in their prayers.

In a statement on Facebook, the school said it was “a very sad time”.

Kayden fell into the river near Skye Park at around 1pm on Saturday. He was recovered from the water more than 45 minutes later near Tullaghgarley and immediately airlifted to hospital.

As news of the tragedy unfolded, the boy’s school was inundated with messages of condolence for his family.

Posts on the school’s Facebook wall read: “You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time of unimaginable loss.”

Another said: “Bless this wee man. You will be deeply missed.”

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