Tragic Discovery in Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

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Tragic Discovery in Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

A heartbreaking tragedy unfolded in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, as a nine-year-old boy was found dead in woods near his home. The devastating discovery occurred on Sunday evening, prompting a swift response from emergency services to the scene near Abbeygreen Road.

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

Despite the efforts of mercy crews, the young boy was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 7 p.m. Police quickly launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. However, authorities have clarified that they are not treating the incident as suspicious, indicating that it may have been a tragic accident.

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

The boy, a student at Woodpark Primary, was discovered in a secluded wooded area, sending shockwaves through the local community. Headteacher Debbie MacKenna issued a heartfelt letter to parents, conveying the profound sadness felt by the school community over the loss of their pupil.

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

In her letter, MacKenna expressed condolences to the family and assured parents that support services were being provided to help students cope with the devastating news. She emphasized the school’s commitment to supporting those most affected by the tragedy, both within the school and through external psychological services.

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

The note also acknowledged the varying degrees of impact the loss may have on students and offered additional support to those struggling to come to terms with the loss of their friend and schoolmate.

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

Police Scotland confirmed their response to the incident, stating that they were called to reports of concern for a child in the wooded area near Abbeygreen Road. While investigations continue, authorities have reiterated that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the boy’s death. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal as part of the ongoing inquiry.

Tragic Discovery In Lesmahagow Woods: Young Schoolboy, 9, Found Dead

The tragic loss of the young boy has left the community reeling, with heartfelt condolences pouring in for his family and friends during this difficult time.

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