Kayden Fleck Ballymena funeral details announced - boy (5) swept to his death
Funeral details for Ballymena schoolboy Kayden Fleck, who died after falling into a river in the Co Antrim town have been announced.
It will be held at 2pm on Thursday in Ballymena Elim Church.
Family pastor Thomas Todd of Ballykeel Pentecostal Church said the service was being held in a bigger church as they anticipated a large turnout.
“The family are trying to put on a brave face but the reality is so incredibly difficult,” he told the News Letter.
Kayden lost his life after falling into the Braid River near the Ecos Centre in Ballymena at around 1pm on Saturday.
It is understood that the twins' dad Darrel raised the alarm after he went looking for the them.
They were thought to have been playing in a park near the Flecks' old family home in Ballykeel 2. The family had moved to a new home in Cullybackey just a week ago.
A major search operation was launched and Kayden was pulled from the water near Tullygarley, more than 45 minutes later. He was immediately airlifted to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, but sadly, he passed away in hospital.
A book of condolence was opened at Harryville Primary School on Monday.
Principal Lesley Meikle said the death of the little boy had "ripped out the heart" of his school and community.
Belfast Telegraph Digital