Family pays tribute to ‘handsome’ boy, 15 who collapsed and died in city centre restaurant
Euan McNamara's parents have described the boy as 'a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend'
The parents of a 15-year-old boy who collapsed and died in a city centre restaurant have paid tribute to their "handsome” son.
Emergency services rushed to Browns restaurant on Paradise Street, Liverpool at around 5.50pm on Saturday following reports that a teenager had collapsed.
The boy, now named as Euan McNamara, was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital but later died.
Euan’s parents, Michael and Sian McNamara have now paid tribute to their son following his death.
The statement, issued by Merseyside Police on behalf of the parents, said: "On Saturday teatime, after an afternoon’s shopping, we were at Browns restaurant in Liverpool as a family with our son Euan, daughter Megan and close friends when Euan unexpectedly collapsed.
“Despite immediate medical intervention by off-duty medics, Euan later sadly passed away in hospital.
"Euan was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. He was studying for his GCSE exams, a keen rugby player, cricket player and LFC Supporter, regularly attending games with family and friends.
"Euan was loved and adored by all who knew him and his death has left a massive void in all of our lives. He was a handsome, loving, caring boy with an infectious personality that touched everyone he met.
“We are devastated by what has happened, and hope that in the forthcoming days we will find out why Euan has been cruelly taken away from us.
"We as a family please request that our privacy is respected at this time."
A police spokesperson said following the incident: "Emergency services were called to Browns Restaurant on Paradise Street at about 5.50pm following reports that a teenager, who was with family and friends had collapsed.
"A number of members of the public and staff at the restaurant had provided medical assistance prior to the emergency services attending.
"The teenager was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital where sadly he died a short time later.
"The death is not believed to be suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the Coroner.”