Ramsgate ex-Rank Hovis mill fall victim Cameron Tidey dies

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Media captionTributes have been paid to a bright, hardworking and popular boy

A teenage boy who fell through the roof of a disused factory in Kent has died.

Cameron Tidey, 13, fell 20ft (6m) after climbing up on to the roof of the former Rank Hovis flour mill in Margate Road, Ramsgate, to retrieve a football.

He was taken to hospital following the accident on Tuesday afternoon, but died on Wednesday morning.

On a Facebook tribute page, his mother Marian Tidey said he was her "gorgeous, happy, healthy, fun loving angel" whose death had left the family heartbroken.

'Organs donated'

She said Cameron had been playing football with his friend next door to the derelict building when the ball got kicked onto the roof and he climbed up to get it.

Image caption The mill has been disused since it was sold by Rank Hovis about 10 years ago

"I thought he only played football in Boundary Park but yes, boys will be boys," she said.

Mrs Tidey added her son sustained "massive brain trauma" and was pronounced dead at 10:30 BST on Wednesday, at the Royal London Hospital.

"Cameron is going to donate as many organs as he can so that he can help others," she said.

"This is something Cameron had said he would like to do and I am so proud of him for it."

Cameron attended The Ellington and Hereson School, in Newlands Lane, Ramsgate.

Head teacher Simon Pullen described him as "bright, hardworking and popular".

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