Cadets’ trib­ute to tragic friend Fam­ily mourns ‘won­der­ful son’ who fell to his death from mast

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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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