Quarry Drowning Linked To Ice Bucket Challenge

The death of a teenager at a disused quarry in Fife is being linked to the “ice bucket challenge”, Sky News understands.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, disappeared under water at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Sunday.

Emergency services were called just before 5pm and searched the water. His body was found at about 9pm.

Sky News understands that his death is linked to the “ice bucket challenge” in which people film themselves having ice water tipped over them for charity.

A series of celebrities and public figures have taken part in the stunt over the past month.

The family of the teenager, from Burntisland, Fife, paid tribute to his “thoughtful generosity of spirit”.

In a statement they said: “Cameron died in a tragic accident. His death is such a great loss.

“During his short life, he touched so many people with his friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit.

“He will be hugely missed by his family and friends.

“The family are finding it hard to come to terms with this sudden loss and would ask for privacy at this sad time.”

A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened and Police Scotland’s thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.”

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25 August 2014 | 12:52 pm – Source: orange.co.uk

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