Tributes to schoolboy who died after falling into sea

Tributes have been paid to a ‘happy, polite’ schoolboy who died after falling into the sea off the coast of North Wales.

Dillan Brown, 13, is understood to have slipped, hit his head, and plunged into the water while playing with a friend off the coast of North Wales.

Police said a teenager, from Llandudno, was rescued by coastguards at Pigeon’s Cove at about 9.20pm on Saturday.

He was airlifted to Bangor hospital but later died.

Samuel Williams, who has a child with Dillan’s sister Kelly, said in a statement on behalf of relatives: ‘He was a happy, polite soul, always well-mannered and loved his YouTube and Xbox.

‘He was absolutely fantastic with my daughter Lilly-May, he was a brilliant uncle to her.

‘He had gone to Pigeon’s Cove with a friend and unfortunately he slipped, hit his head and fell into the sea, unfortunately he did not survive.

‘On behalf of his mother, brothers and sisters, they would like to thank everybody for their kind words and actions in this tragic situation.

‘Although this has absolutely destroyed the family, their faith in humanity has been restored.’

North Wales Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Superintendent Nick Evans said: ‘Our deepest condolences are with the family’.

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