The death has been confirmed of Stanwell School pupil Miller Coyle (15) who was seriously injured after falling from a cliff at Lavernock Point late on Sunday February 26th.
Both Penarth lifeboats, Penarth coastguard officers and NHS paramedics had been called out to deal with the late night emergency and found Miller unconscious at the base of the cliff.
The schoolboy was reported by the police, at the time of the accident, to have sustained “life-theatening injuries”.
He was ferried from Lavernock to Penarth lifeboat station by the D class lifeboat with first aid being administered on board before he was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales at the Heath in Cardiff.
Miller Coyle passed away in hospital on Sunday evening March 5th – a week after the incident.
Stanwell School has sent an email to parents and carers saying “It is with immense sorrow that we learned of the tragic death of one of our students, Miller Coyle of Year 10. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his family at this sad time.” . Pupils at the school have been offered counselling.
Penarth Lifeboat also released a statement saying “The thoughts of everyone at Penarth RNLI are with his friends and family at this difficult time.”
It’s understood an inquest will be held in due course to establish the cause of the incident.