Tragic accident kills teenager at Wyrallah Road School

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy from Goonellabah died this week in a Brisbane hospital after falling through a shade sail in Lismore.

Rhys Holland and three friends went into Wyrallah Road Public School last Sunday, September 30.

The teenager attempted to retrieve balls from a shade sail when it tore. He fell about two-and-a-half metres to the ground, suffering serious head injuries.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene at Nielson Street.

Rhys Holland was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital and later on to Brisbane Mater Children's Hospital, where he died last Friday.

He was a former student of Trinity Catholic School.

The teenager also played soccer for the Lismore Thistles in the unde-16s second division.

Queensland's coroner will conduct an inquest into the death because the death happened in Brisbane.

Numerous tributes have been posted for Rhys on Facebook and YouTube.


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