Cadets’ tribute to tragic friend Family mourns ‘wonderful son’ who fell to his death from mast
ory of the 14-year-old who died on Sunday.
Jonathan, from Shadoxhurst, had been working on a sail on the Sea Cadets Corps’ flagship TS Royalist when he fell into the water at Stokes Bay near Gosport, at about 8.30pm.
He was plucked from the water by a lifeboat and taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The teenager’s commanding officer, Lt Alison Oates said: “This has been a tremendous shock for all cadets and their parents.”
Jonathan’s family this week described him as a “wonderful son”.
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