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Mother pays tribute to Fife sea tragedy boy, 3

Eryk Cieraszewski,
Image caption Eryk Cieraszewski would be 'sadly missed' his mother said

A mother has paid tribute to her three-year-old son who died after being swept out to sea in Fife.

Eryk Cieraszewski died on Saturday night in hospital in Kirkcaldy after being recovered from the seafront at the town's esplanade.

His mother, Jadwiga Cieraszewska, said: "Eryk will be sadly missed by all the family. We will never forget him."

Forth Coastguard was alerted to the incident at 15:20 on Saturday with a team on scene by 15:30.

The Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat and the Kinghorn coastguard team recovered the boy from the water in a "strong swell", the Marine and Coastguard Agency said.

The lifeboat crew gave emergency medical attention before Eryk was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy in a serious condition.

His family were with him at the time of the incident.

A spokesman for Fife Constabulary said: "This was a tragic accident and we are doing everything we can to support the family at this very difficult time.

"Our thoughts are with them and we are providing as much practical assistance as possible."

Police said the boy died at about 17:00, about 90 minutes after he fell into the water, in the hospital's accident and emergency unit.

One Twitter user reacting to the news wrote: "RIP the wee boy that died after the water stole him at Kirkcaldy today. The angels will take care of you."

Another added: "Thoughts and prayers to family."

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