A 15-year-old teenage boy has been killed and a 14-year-old girl has been left fighting for her life in a critical condition in hospital after the pair fell into a quarry in south Wales.
Tragedy struck in Wales when a 15-year-old boy died after falling into a quarry off Limekiln Road in Pontypool near Newport, a 14-year-old girl was also airlifted to hospital in a critical condition. The teenage girl from Blaenavon is currently fighting for her life in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, according to Gwent Police.
Authorities said that they responded to a call at around 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 6.
The Welsh Ambulance Service attended the scene and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service also sent two rescue crews to the incident.
HM Coastguard said that ambulance teams had requested assistance due to the difficult terrain at the quarry at approximately 7:20pm.
Torfaen council is said to be working closely with the boy's school to offer support for those who have been impacted by his tragic death.
A spokesperson for Torfaen council said in a statement: Our colleagues from the educational psychology service have been at the school since the start of the day and further support is also on hand from the school counselling service."
Gwent Police said in a statement: "The boy's next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers. "Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to call 101."