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Scout aged 12 dies after collapsing at Finnish jamboree

By Ben Mitchell

Published 27/07/2016

Tragedy: Charlie Girling
Tragedy: Charlie Girling

A 12-year-old scout has tragically died during an international gathering in Finland.

Charlie Girling, from the 1st Aylesford Scout Group in Kent, collapsed while attending Roihu 2016, the international Finnish jamboree, on Sunday.

Simon Carter, spokesman for the Scout Association, said: "On Sunday evening, while in camp, a young male scout collapsed.

"The on-site medical team and paramedics from the local hospital rendered immediate support, but unfortunately they were unable to save him.

"Our thoughts and our prayers are with the family and the friends of this young scout during this difficult and challenging time."

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