Louis Watkiss Wiki – Louis Watkiss Biography
Louis Watkiss died after he was injured at an indoor ski center. Watkiss, from Sutton Coldfield, Staffs, suffered fatal injuries at the busy SnowDome venue in Tamworth on Friday evening, with a witness saying the youngster was “halfway down the slope” when his sledge collided with a skier.
He was 12 years old.
Ski Center Crash
Staffordshire Police were called to the Snow Dome in Tamworth on Friday to reports a child had been seriously injured.
Ambulance crews attended the scene, but Louis, from Sutton Coldfield, died a short time later.
Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances with support from the Health and Safety Executive.
Officers are supporting the family.
“We would ask everyone to respect the family’s right to grieve in private during this extremely difficult time,” the force said.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said previously its workers tried to save Louis, who died “after an incident on the slope”.
A man who was also injured in the incident did not need treatment.
The venue, which has been closed since Friday, said in a statement: “The directors and staff are deeply shocked by what happened, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this terrible time.
“An investigation is currently being carried out by the authorities, and we are giving it our full co-operation.”
Alan White, leader of Staffordshire County Council, said he was shocked by the “tragic news”.
“We must wait for the circumstances to be established, but I would offer my deepest sympathies at this terrible time to the family and friends of the deceased and to everyone affected by this tragedy,” he said.