Teenage boy dies in Center Parcs skateboarding incident

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A teenager died at a Center Parcs after reportedly falling off his skateboard.

The 17-year-old boy was at the Woburn Forest Center Parcs in Bedfordshire when the incident happened on Thursday October 26.

He was taken to Bedford Hospital by air ambulance but died afterwards. A Center Parcs spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that weconfirm, following an incident at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, a guesttragically passed away last week.

"This is a distressing time and our thoughts are with their family and friends. At this time we are also supporting colleagues who assisted the emergency services and express our gratitude to both.'

The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed the teenager died after falling off his skateboard.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 3.54pm on Thursday 26th October to Center Parcs Woburn Forest with reports that a teenage boy had fallen from his skateboard.

"An ambulance, ambulance officer vehicle and a response car from the Magpas Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

"The boy was transported to Bedford Hospital South Wingfor treatment."

The Woburn Forest site, which opened back in 2014, is the newest Center Parcs in Britain and has a subtropical pool and spa.

Around an hour from London the 300 acre site would have been busy with families on half-term at the time.

It comes just a month after a member of staff died at the same Center Parcs after being hit by a car.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment but died later the same day.