East Dean bus death boy James Coyle 'greatly missed'

James Coyle
Image caption James Coyle lived in Eastbourne and was studying at South Downs College

The parents of a 17-year-old boy who died after being hit by a bus in East Sussex have said they cannot believe he has been taken from them so abruptly.

James Coyle died at the scene of the accident on the A259 East Dean Road in East Dean on Friday afternoon.

He was studying at South Downs College and went to Cavendish Secondary and Park College in Eastbourne.

"Everyone who knew James will know how much he meant to his family and friends," his family said.

"He will be greatly missed by all, but will always remain in their hearts and thoughts."

In a statement, James's family, from Eastbourne, said that he was known for his active and sociable personality and sense of fun.

He played tennis and football for Old Town Youth, Eastbourne and Ratton Rangers.

"James was an organised and practical person who was always thinking of others," they said.

Sussex Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident to come forward.

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