Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Girl, 15, dies during rounders game

Police confirmed a 15-year-old girl died during a rounders match at a Kent school

A 15-year-old girl has died during a school game of rounders.

Nicky Payne collapsed at about 11.30am on Tuesday during the game at Angley School, Cranbrook, Kent, a specialist sports college.

She was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to revive her, according to Kent Police.

A force spokesman said: "Kent Police was called to Angley School in Cranbrook, Kent, just after 11.30am today after a 15-year-old girl collapsed during a game of rounders.

"The girl, Nicky Payne, was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford but hospital staff were unable to revive her.

"The death is being treated as unexplained but there are not currently thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

"Nicky's family are being supported by a family liaison officer from Kent Police and the coroner has been notified."

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