The 10-year-old died in hospital after suffering cardiac arrest
A 10-year-old girl died on a trip to Putney Leisure Center in south-west London after suffering cardiac arrest.
Emergency services were called to the leisure center at 2.46pm on Tuesday afternoon to attend to the pupil from Hotham Primary School.
After receiving emergency first aid, she was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.
Officers are treating his death as unexplained and said a forensic scene was in place to investigate the incident.
A school spokesperson said: ‘Our entire school community has been shocked, saddened and deeply upset by today’s tragic events involving a student at our school who has sadly passed away.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family as they come to terms with their loss and we will do everything we can to support them, our staff and all of our students through the difficult days ahead.”
The Putney Leisure Center confirmed the girl fell ill while visiting the centre.
A spokeswoman for the leisure center added: “Sadly yesterday at the leisure center a girl fell ill. She was taken to hospital and we later learned that she had passed away. Our thoughts are with to his family and friends at this time.”
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “A ten-year-old girl is believed to have gone into cardiac arrest. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and administered emergency first aid.
“The child was taken to hospital where she sadly passed away shortly thereafter. Next of kin are being notified. The death is being treated as unexplained. A forensic scene is in place,” the statement added.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 2.38pm today (April 19) to reports of an incident at Putney Leisure Centre.
“We sent a number of resources including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, two medics in rapid response cars and an incident response officer.
“We treated a patient on the spot and took him to the hospital as a priority.”