Louis Watkiss, 12, of Sutton Coldfield, died on September 24 at the popular ski resort in Tamworth, Staffordshire. After their son died in a horrific tobogganing collision at Tamworth Snowdome, his parents lay down on the slope and held hands with him. The family is now collaborating with their local MP, Andrew Mitchell, to change the law that requires helmets. Scroll down to know more about Louis Watkiss injuries, parents, funeral, cause of death, and many more:
Louis Watkiss injuries; He died as a result of serious injuries suffered in an indoor ski center.
Louis Watkiss, 12, of Sutton Coldfield, died in September at the Tamworth SnowDome in Staffordshire. Louis, from Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, died on Friday evening at the busy SnowDome facility in Tamworth. According to a witness, the boy’s sledge collided with a skier “halfway down the slope.” Despite the efforts of medics, he died at the scene.
At 6.40 p.m. on Friday, police were called to reports that a child had been gravely injured at the SnowDome. Officers and ambulance teams were called to the scene. Sadly, Louis died as a result of his injuries shortly after. His parents, Chris and Natalie Watkiss, were at home when they received a phone call informing them that their son, Louis, had been injured during a tobogganing party with friends. Specially trained officers are supporting Louis’ family.
The SnowDome stated it was still working with Staffordshire Police to figure out what happened. Tamworth SnowDome stated in a statement:
“Everyone here is still profoundly shocked and saddened by Louis’s death, and our thoughts remain very much with his grieving family. “This loss of a young life is an absolute tragedy. We have been giving our full-cooperation to the investigation being conducted by the authorities.”
Who are the parents of Louis Watkiss? Family
Louis Watkiss, 12, from Sutton Coldfield, died at the popular ski facility in Tamworth while attending a party. Chris and Natalie Watkiss are Louis’ parents. The parents of a boy who was killed in a tragic collision at Tamworth Snowdome have revealed how they held him in their arms as he died. Parents Chris and Natalie Watkiss were at home when they got a call to say Louis had been hurt during a tobogganing party with friends.The family are now calling for a change in the law to make helmets mandatory for minors during similar indoor snow activities.
Speaking to BBC Radio WM, Mr Watkiss said:
‘I never thought to tell him to be careful.’He said that even after seeing an air ambulance outside the venue as he arrived he thought the worst case scenario for Louis would be a broken arm.
Mr Watkiss followed paramedics up the slope towards Louis which he described as ‘a very nerve-wracking walk’. He said:
‘There was a lot of blood and within a few minutes he was pronounced dead in front of me. ‘I laid with him for a bit, told him he was a good boy and how much I loved him.’
Louis Watkiss’ cause of death; What happened to him? How did Louis die?
Louis Watkiss, of Sutton Coldfield, died at Tamworth’s famed ski resort. The family is now collaborating with their local MP, Andrew Mitchell, to reform the law to require helmets. Tobogganing at the SnowDome has been prohibited since Louis’ death until the Health and Safety Executive is satisfied that dangers can be managed.
Chris followed an ambulance driver up the slope, where he was met by his son, who was laying in a pool of blood.
“I said ‘you will keep trying won’t you?’ and they said yes, but I think deep down I knew it wasn’t going to play out well”, Chris said. “They pronounced him dead and gave me a bit of time with him to lay with him for a bit. I gave him some kisses, held his hand and told him he was a good boy.”
Louis Watkiss funeral; Family pay tribute to boy with ‘winning smile’
The parents of a 12-year-old child who died at a Tamworth indoor ski center have described how they lay with their son on the slope after he died.Just one month after Louis Watkiss’ funeral, his parents, Chris and Natalie Watkiss, spoke to ITV News Central reporter Lucy Kapasi about the darkest day of their lives and how they’re working for change. The parents describe their son as having a “really sensitive soul” and a “stoic attitude.”
“He was a straight A student, he loved school, he loved learning and he was really curious about the world”, Natalie said. “He had a big interest in American history for some reason, and he also played the saxophone to grade 5.”
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