A Doncaster mum living in Spain has been left heartbroken after her nine-year-old son suffered a cardiac arrest while playing football on a beach.
Nicola Fawcett's son, Kai, was playing football on Cala Bosque beach, near Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, when he fell ill after colliding with another youngster on the sand.
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Horrified onlookers battled to revive him while they waited for paramedics to arrive and the youngster was airlifted to hospital but could not be saved.
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The freak accident happened on Tuesday afternoon and yesterday scores of family friends, well wishers and members of the community where Kai lived gathered at the spot where tragedy struck.
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Floral tributes were left at the scene.
Kai’s mum Nicola, originally from the Scawsby area of Doncaster, was too upset to attend the gathering.
She has worked as a waitress at Alejandro’s car-restaurant in the resort of La Zenia, close to where her son collapsed. since 2015.
She has an older daughter, Mia.