Tributes paid to schoolboy Shea Ryan after tragic accident in Drumchapel

TRIBUTES have been paid to a young boy who tragically died after falling down a hole at a building site in Drumchapel.

The 10-year-old, named locally as Shea Ryan, passed away after being taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. 

His cousin took to Facebook to pay tribute.

She said: “Cant believe it, absolutely devastated, never in my life did I think that my beautiful, kind, caring wee cousin would be sent to heaven at this time of year and age.

“I’ll love you forever wee guy, forever 10, you were the wee brother I never had.”

The news has devasted the Drumchapel community, as hundreds of locals share their heartbreak.

One person said: “Sad news this morning in Drumchapel, thoughts go out the the family. So young and so much ahead of the wee guy, fly high.”

Another added: “Thoughts are with this little man and his family, tragic.” 

And one commented: “Terrible tragedy. God love you wee man.”

Meanwhile, floral tributes have been left outside the building site near Glenkirk Drive, where the accident took place.

Glasgow Times:

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.55pm on Thursday, 16 July, police were called to a report of a boy seriously injured at a works site near Glenkirk Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow.

“Emergency services attended and the 10 year-old boy was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

“Police enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident, however the death is not being treated as suspicious.

“Health and Safety Executive have been informed.”

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