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13-year-old UK footballer drops dead during match

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A 13-year-old promising footballer in Scotland mysteriously collapsed and died on the field during a match.

Jamie Skinner was playing for Tynecastle FC's Under-14 team at the Saughton Astro pitch in Fernieside town when he collapsed yesterday. Desperate attempts by paramedics to revive him failed.

The cause of the death has not yet been ascertained, the BBC reported.

"A tragic event happened at Saughton Astro yesterday, a young boy playing for the Under 14s, Jamie Skinner lost his life on the pitch. In an innocuous event during the game, Jamie collapsed and despite the valiant attempts of everyone at the game, and the ambulance service, attempts to revive him were sadly in vain," said a statement on the team's website.

First Published: Mon, December 23 2013. 15:41 IST