‘Kayden just melted your heart’

Thursday, 15 February 2018

‘Kayden just melted your heart’ thumbnailLittle Kayden Fleck who lost his life on Saturday after falling into the River Braid in Ballymena. MC07-35s

THE PARENTS of a five-year-old boy who died after falling into the river Braid in Ballymena, County Antrim, have thanked everyone who attempted to save his life.
Darrel and Leanne Fleck, who is originally from Bushmills, described Kayden as their "happy-go-lucky" son who "just melted your heart".
Kayden Fleck was recovered from the Braid River on Saturday afternoon in a major multi-agency rescue operation.
He was airlifted to hospital in Belfast, where he later died.
In a statement, Kayden's parents said he was "your average wee boy" and along with his twin brother Jayden they were "the two musketeers".
Kayden was a pupil at Harryville Primary School in Ballymena and the school paid tribute to him on social media.
The multi-agency search operation began near the Ecos Centre, a nature park off the Broughshane Road, around 1pm on Saturday.
It involved police, firefighters, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and Community Rescue Service volunteers.
An NIAS spokesman said they despatched the air ambulance, an A&E crew and a doctor to the scene.
He confirmed that child was recovered from the water and was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
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