Family’s devastation as 15-year-old boy dies after falling ill at home

The devastated family of teenager who died at a home after falling unwell have described him as a "kind and loving son."

Emergency services battled to save 15-year-old Corey Doyle from Aberdeenshire last night.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but died a short time later, the Daily Record reports.

Last night his heartbroken family paid a glowing tribute to the teen who always made people smile and laugh.

They said: “Corey was a much loved son, brother and grandson and was a popular pupil at Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk.

“He was a kind, loving son who also enjoyed spending time with his many friends.

“He loved spending time with his family, joking and making us laugh.

“We are all absolutely devastated by what has happened. We are grateful to those who have supported us at this incredibly difficult time and ask that we are now given privacy to grieve.”

Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Corey at this sad time.

"We are continuing to support his family as our enquiries progress and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said measures are being put in place to assist Corey’s classmates.

He said: “We are putting arrangements in place to support the school community who will be shocked and saddened by this news at the start of the new term.

“Support and advice will be made available to any pupils or staff who need it.”

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While Mearns councillor George Carr said: “This is truly a horrible tragedy for the family of this young man, the local community and the school, and my thoughts go out to everyone involved.

“Incidents like this can really send shockwaves through local communities and sadly I’m sure this will be no exception."

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