A TEENAGE boy has sadly died after collapsing on a high school oval in Townsville.

Police confirmed the 13-year-old child had died despite best efforts by paramedics.

Emergency services were called to Townsville State High School about 2.40pm to reports that a child had collapsed on the Boundary Street oval, reports Courier Mail.

Regional Duty Officer Inspector Glenn Doyle said paramedics were working to save the boy while he was being driven to Townsville Hospital but sadly he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

At this stage police do not believe the death to be suspicious but the Townsville Child Protection and Investigation Unit will be conducting inquiries due to the age of the boy and the location of the incident.

The school are offering support to students and families.

Our thoughts are with the family and all involved x

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  • As a mum of an asthma kid this sort of thing keeps me up at night. I’m so scared he’s going to have an asthma attack and the teachers won’t realize whats happening until its too late.


  • A tragedy, a life lost for too young. Hopefully the cause of death has been established. Being at a school oval there could easily have been many adults as we as children


  • Very sad whenever a child dies.


  • How awful! Not what you expect to read on here.


  • That would be horrendous. I hope they get answers to why it happened.


  • This is so sad. I’d be interested to know what happened though.


  • So sad to hear he died on the oval – condolences to the boy’s family.


  • This is just such a tragic event, the poor parents must be beside themselves.


  • How terrible. No parent should have to go through this.


  • Ohh my…….such a sad story. Parents worse nightmare. Condolences to the family


  • Wow! Wonder what the cause was? Heart problems? Aneurysm?


  • Oh so sad and tragic, my thoughts and prayers are sent to all.
    RIP young lad. x


  • The death is not suspicious? At that age I am suspicious, what a sad loss – so young


  • How tragic is this ! I hope it becomes clear what has caused his death.
    My thoughts & prayers go out to his family, friends & school community


  • Oh, so sad. You bring your kid to school and that’s the last time you see him alive.
    I wonder too if it had to do with heat. RIP


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