A 12-year-old boy has died after he was seriously injured at an indoor ski slope in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were called to reports that a child was seriously injured at the SnowDome in Tamworth at around 6.40pm on Friday.
Despite the efforts of paramedics at the scene, the boy was pronounced dead a short while after, according to emergency services.
The 12-year-old boy has died after suffering serious injuries while doing an activity at the SnowDome (pictured) in Tamworth on Friday
A man is also being treated for injuries following the tragic incident and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating, police confirmed.
Staffordshire Police urged people not to speculate about the incident or share any images or footage from the scene.
A spokesman said: ‘We were called at 6.40pm this evening (Sept 24) to reports that a child had been seriously injured during an activity in the Snow Dome in Tamworth.
‘Officers attended the location along with ambulance crews who treated a boy at the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were called to reports that a child was seriously injured at the SnowDome (pictured) at around 6.40pm
‘Sadly, the boy, aged 12, died of his injuries shortly afterwards.
‘His parents are being supported by officers. Our thoughts are with them.
‘A man is also being treated for injuries. We would kindly urge people not to speculate about the incident or share any images/footage there may be.
‘The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been informed of the incident.
‘Anyone who has information about the incident can contact us on 101 or via social media ref 665 of 24 September.’