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Monday 15 September 2014

A light has gone out in our lives, says mum of cliff fall boy (7)

Chris Kilpatrick

Published 17/06/2014 | 02:30

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Logan Crawford
A Royal Navy rescue helicopter which took Logan to hospital

A MOTHER has described the devastating moment her son told how his seven-year-old brother had fallen down a 60ft cliff to his death.

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Logan Crawford died from his injuries after losing his balance while playing with his sibling and another child at a north coast beauty spot.

His distraught mother Charlieen wept as she said a light had gone out in her life after the Father's Day tragedy.

Speaking at their home in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, Mrs Crawford said her husband Robin went to try and help Logan after the other children ran back home for help. Following a desperate hour-long search, Logan was found in the water at the bottom of the cliffs.

The accident happened in Ballycastle close to a caravan park on Clare Road at around 7pm on Sunday.

"Logan, his brother Orion and their wee friend were playing at the top of Silvercliffs and they got too close to the edge and from what I was told they bumped into each other," Mrs Crawford said. "Logan tripped and went over. Orion and their wee friend came running back down. Orion and Robin then ran out of the house to see if they could find him. Then it was just police and helicopters everywhere."

Mrs Crawford was comforting Orion and her third child, Leo (2) yesterday.

"He was a cheeky wee monkey at times but he was just the life and soul of everything," she said when asked to describe Logan. "He could cheer you up with a simple wee smile. He was a light in our lives."

Logan was found in water at the bottom of the cliff and lifted from the scene by a Royal Navy helicopter.

After being rushed to the Causeway Hospital in nearby Coleraine, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Irish Independent

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