Kids watched in horror as boy dies in Tamworth sledge crash
Louis Watkiss Death – Obituary: 12-year-old Louis Watkiss of Sutton Coldfield, has been confirmed died following Friday’s tragic incident at the SnowDome in Tamworth.
According to information released by a witnesses to the officials, Louis was sledging when for unknown reason collided with a skier.
According to information gotten from social media, a mother wrote on Facebook: “Our children were next to do down and saw it all.
“They tried to leave and were told to go back up. I was asking staff why they were just letting them witness it all, it was horrific.
“We weren’t even told if it was our child when I was shouting down from the viewing balcony.
“Eventually after 20 minutes we’d had enough and went in and got everyone out ourselves. Our children were a mess.
“My stepdaughter and her friends are still crying now (they were next to go down so saw it all) and it was three hours ago.
“There were toddlers and children witnessing very close up a horrific scene.
“You don’t think these kind of things are that dangerous.”
According to Henzyworld, “A boy aged 12 who died in a horror accident at an indoor ski centre has been named as Louis Watkiss. Louis, from Sutton Coldfield, Staffs, suffered fatal injuries at the busy SnowDome venue in Tamworth on Friday evening. A witness said the boy was “halfway down the slope” when his sledge collided with a skier. He died at the scene despite the efforts of medics….”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or via social media ref 665 of 24 September.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Louis Watkiss.