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Boy, 17, died from traumatic injuries when he crashed into bollard while on skateboard at Center Parcs Woburn Forest | The Sun

A TEEN boy died at Center Parcs after he crashed into a bollard while on his skateboard, an inquest heard today.

Alfie Richley, 17, was on holiday with his family at the resort's Woburn Forest site when the horror unfolded.

The teen had been skateboarding on a path on October 26 when he fell onto the bollard.

An inquest was told Alfie was rushed to hospital but sadly couldn't be saved and died the same day.

A post mortem gave his cause of death as traumatic abdominal injuries.

Bedfordshire Senior Coroner Emma Whitting adjourned the inquest ahead of a hearing on February 21.

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She said: "I take this opportunity to send my condolences to Alfie’s family for their loss.”

Alfie's death was the second at the Woburn Forest park in just two months after worker Penny Bulpitt was killed on September 22.

An inquest yesterday heard how the 67-year-old was running an errand when a colleague struck her while in an electric car.

Confirming Alfie's death, a Center Parcs spokesperson said: "It is with great sadness that we confirm, following an incident at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, a guest tragically passed away last week.

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"This is a distressing time and our thoughts are with their family and friends.

"At this time we are also supporting colleagues who assisted the emergency services and express our gratitude to both."

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