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Parents' grief at son's lake death

The parents of a 19-month-old boy who died after falling into a lake on a family camping holiday have described their overwhelming grief at their son's death.

Kai Game, from Peterborough, died after falling into a lake at Skegness Water and Leisure Park last Saturday.

His parents Pc Neil Game, 34, and Tammy Game, 35, a prison officer, were pitching a tent when he wandered away, police said.

Mrs Game realised her son had disappeared and a short time later Mr Game found him in the lake and jumped in to get him out.

He made a desperate attempt to revive Kai on the lake's shore before paramedics arrived, but the youngster could not be saved.

In a statement released through Cambridgeshire Police, Mr and Mrs Game said they felt "devastated and numb" since their son's death.

They said: "It just happened so quickly, in seconds, and we hope it acts as a warning to other parents because we wouldn't want anyone else to go through something like this.

"People should give their children a kiss and tell them they love them because you never know what's around the corner. We would give anything to have the opportunity to do that again."

Mr and Mrs Game said Kai followed his siblings, Jordan, 16, and 10-year-old Chloe, everywhere and was just learning to talk.

They added: "He was so laid back and easy going and he didn't have a care in the world. He was loving and cheeky and he never had tantrums. "He'd play on the floor with his toys but he'd come over and give you a cuddle without being asked and then stay with you."


From Belfast Telegraph