More tributes have poured in for 12-year-old Logan Wood, following his tragic death in a quarry motorbike accident.
Mount Carmel RC High school pupil Logan, from Oswaldtwistle, suffered a heart attack after the fall on a motorcross dirt track in Whitworth and was pronounced dead in hospital.
Logan’s headteacher Xavier Bowers said the whole school would miss the talented sportsman and school ambassador tremendously, and sent prayers and best wishes to his family and friends.
Mr Bowers said: “Logan died doing what he loved best, riding his motorbike.
“He had talked to his friends earlier in the day about how much he was looking forward to going out with his dad motor cross racing, as school was closing early in preparation for our annual Open Evening.
“Logan was in Year 8 and an extremely popular and well liked pupil. He was a very talented sportsman and loved playing football and cricket for the school.
“He had a loyal and close group of friends, but will be remembered by all who met him as a lovely, caring young person who had a wicked sense of humour.
“Logan always had excellent school reports for the progress he was making and for his attendance, punctuality and behaviour. Logan also excelled as a school ambassador.”
He added: “Today has been a difficult day for pupils, staff, and all associated with the school.
“We have spent the day praying for Logan and his family and supporting each other as best we can at this very difficult time.
“We will all miss him tremendously and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all who knew him.”
Phil Sykes, chairman of Church and Oswaldtwistle Cricket Club said: “We very all shocked to hear the news, our thoughts are with his parents and those that were close to him.
“Logan loved his cricket, he played for our under 13’s junior team.”My heart goes out to those that were close to him.”
Yesterday, Logan’s distraught family described him as a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, a “real outdoors boy” with a sense of adventure.
In a joint statement, they said: “Our Cheeky Little Monkey will always be remembered for his courage, wit, sense of humour, his love of life and all its adventures.
“He was tragically taken from us doing what he loved the most, riding his motorbike.
“He was a real outdoors boy and loved playing cricket for Oswaldtwistle and Church Cricket Clubs and football for school.
“If he wasn’t playing sport he would be out on his BMX or scooter showing off the tricks he could do, a real adrenaline junkie.
“He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
“Our Boy Logan.”
The air ambulance was called to Cowm Quarry in Whitworth at around 2.25pm on Wednesday, alongside police and a fleet of paramedic vehicles.
Mountain Rescue Teams were also scrambled to the site, near Tong Lane, which was closed following the accident.
The North West Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to a report of a boy falling from a motorbike.
A spokesman said he was ‘conscious and breathing’ at the scene but suffered a cardiac arrest.
Paramedics battled to revive him and he was taken to Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, where he was later pronounced dead.
Rossendale Borough Council said they are working with the police as part of an ongoing investigation.
In a statement they said: “Our sympathies are with the boy’s family and friends at this tragic time.”
The owner of Cowm Leisure, John Whittle, refused to comment when called by the Accrington Observer’s sister paper the Manchester Evening News.