Girl, 14, dies after incident at top UK private school sports camp

A 14-year-old girl has tragically died after falling ill at a summer sports camp at one of the UK’s leading private schools.

The teenager was taking part in a week-long event at Repton School in Derbyshire when she became unwell on Monday.

She was rushed to hospital in an ambulance but died later the same day. 

The residential event was being held for children aged between 11 and 17 but was brought to an early end after the sudden tragedy. 

Event organisers, Christians in Sport, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, confirmed the young girl’s death in a statement issued on Wednesday.

A spokesman said: ‘On Monday 14th August a young person at our residential camp, Sports Plus, fell ill and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she sadly died later that same evening.

‘We are all deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news. 

‘We look to the comfort and hope we have in Jesus Christ and ask that you join us in prayer for the family and those impacted by this tragedy.

‘In light of these events we took the decision to end the camp.’

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We were called to reports that a 14-year-old girl had died after being taken ill in Repton on Monday.

‘Her family are aware, and our thoughts are with them at this time.

‘There are no suspicious circumstances, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’

Last week, a 10-year-old girl was found dead at her home and her heartbroken mum says ‘life will never be the same again’.

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