HEARTFELT tributes were today paid to a “bright and popular” Blackpool schoolboy killed after falling from a zip wire ride.
Bailey Sumner-Lonsdale died on Sunday after plunging more than 30ft from the ride at an adventure park in North Wales.
The 11-year-old from Wensleydale Avenue, Grange Park, was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries but died a short time later.
His classmates at Boundary Primary School returned from their Easter break to be told the horrific news yesterday.
Headteacher Dayle Harrison said: “Bailey was a popular young man who has been with us here right from starting school.
“He was well liked not just by his own classmates but by children right across the school and the staff.
“He was very bright academically and also very charismatic.
“Bailey was a gifted mathematician and liked cooking but he was also a sportsman and enjoyed football and riding his BMX.
“He was a thoroughly pleasant boy with much to look forward to and everything to live for.
“His parents are absolutely devastated and were very proud of their son.”
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