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Tribute paid to “loving and caring boy” following tragic death on public footpath over railway – Glasgow

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The family of 12-year-old Daniel McDermott, who sadly died in a tragic accident after he was electrocuted while playing near Ashgill Road, Glasgow on 18 August, are today paying tribute to him. 
 
Daniel was initially taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries, however despite the best efforts of medical staff, he very sadly passed away on 24 August.

Daniel's family said: “Daniel was our precious boy and we are all heartbroken by his sudden and tragic death. He was a loving and caring boy, everyone he knew loved him and he had so many friends. He used to always say he was going on an adventure; we cannot imagine life without him, he will be so sorely missed. 

“We would all like to thank the community of Milton, who rushed to Daniel’s aid when he was injured. We’d also like to thank the wonderful work of the fire and ambulance services. We cannot thank the NHS staff enough, especially those in the ICU and the surgeons who worked so hard and who share our grief at the loss of Daniel. 

“We are all broken by the loss of our little boy and we would ask for privacy at this difficult time. The intrusion and circulation of inaccurate stories from some media sources are only adding to our grief.” 
 
Daniel's family are also releasing a photo of him. 
Officers from British Transport Police continue to support the family whilst working closely with the Office of Road & Rail (ORR) to ascertain the full circumstances of this tragic accident.

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