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A report is being prepared for the Coroner after a teenager died in hospital after falling through a shade sail at a northern NSW school last week.

Last Sunday, September 30, the 14-year-old from Goonellabah and three friends went into the Nielson Street school.

He was purportedly retrieving balls from a shade sail when it tore. He fell about two metres to the ground and suffered serious head injuries.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene a short time later.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital and later to Brisbane Mater Children’s Hospital.

The teenager died in hospital last night.

Local police are continuing their inquiries into the incident and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.

 


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