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Funeral of Snowdonia zip wire death boy from Blackpool

Bailey Sumner-Lonsdale
Image caption Bailey Sumner-Lonsdale was killed on Easter Sunday

The funeral has taken place of a Blackpool schoolboy who was killed on a zip wire ride at an adventure park in north Wales last month.

Bailey Sumner-Lonsdale, 11, died on Easter Sunday after falling off the ride in Snowdonia.

Pupils from his school Boundary Primary paid their tributes as the funeral cortege made its way to Carlton Crematorium.

The service was relayed by speakers for those outside the crematorium.

About 150 children lined the street outside the school where the cortege paused for two minutes of silence.

The children then released 150 balloons in his memory.

"He was well liked and well respected by the children at the school," said the boy's grandfather Phil Lonsdale.

He added: "He was a joy to be with."

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently under way into the incident at Greenwood Forest Park.

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