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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tributes to popular young Millom sporting ace

TRIBUTES have continued to pour in for a nine-year-old described as a ‘livewire’ by his family.

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POPULAR BOY: Rylan Cosgrove who suffered an asthma attack after playing sport

Rylan Cosgrove died on Tuesday as a result of complications following an asthma attack.

The Year Five Black Combe Junior School pupil had been taken ill after playing sport on Sunday.

He was taken to Furness General Hospital on Tuesday morning where he died.

Rylan was described by his mum, Julie, as a “livewire”.

She said: “Rylan was popular boy with lots of friends, he enjoyed his sport and was a keen rugby player, playing for both Millom rugby league and union teams.

“He also played football and his room displayed the many trophies that he had won.

“Rylan adored his little brother Hayden, who will be one-year-old this Sunday.”

Rylan’s family said he will be “sorely missed”.

Educational psychologists have been working with staff and pupils at Black Combe Junior School following Rylan’s death and prayers were said in a special assembly yesterday. Rylan was a well-known member of both Millom Mini-Rugby League Club and Millom Mini-Rugby Union Football Club.

On Saturday members of Millom Rugby League’s senior side will hold a minute’s silence in memory of Rylan ahead of their Challenge Cup clash with the University of Gloucestershire.

David Lloyd, treasurer of Millom Mini-Rugby League Club, paid tribute to a keen, popular player.

He said: “It’s a sad, sad loss.

“It was totally unexpected and he was a real keen member of the under-10s and has played since he was about seven.

“As far as the club is concerned we will be organising some things in tribute.

“We’d like to send our condolences to the family at this time.”

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out but police said Rylan’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

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so so sad u went lad

Posted by Trudy on 23 November 2012 at 17:57

Our thoughts go to all the family at this sad time. Sleep tight little man. xx

Posted by Emma on 24 February 2012 at 16:50

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