School pays tribute to ‘popular’ teen who died in River Eden tragedy

A teenage boy who lost his life in the River Eden has been described by his school as a “very popular and friendly student”.

Mohammad Abdul Hamid, known as Hamid, entered the water on Saturday night (July 17), sparking a major search and rescue operation.

The 16-year-old of Barrock Street, Carlisle, was found at about 11.45am on Sunday (July 18) at Rickerby Park, near Stony Holme.

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Following his tragic death, tributes have poured in for the teen.

Richard Rose Central Academy in Carlisle paid tribute to Hamid and is offering support to students.

They said: “We will all miss Hamid who was a very popular and friendly student with considerable potential. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hamid’s friends and family at this time.

“A reminder we will be opening the school for a number of occasions this week so that students can access professional support should they need it.

“The school will be open from 9am until 1pm for students to access any support.

“If your child is affected by this incident and wants to speak to a counsellor, please do contact safeguarding@rrca.org.uk . Likewise, if as a parent you feel it would be helpful to talk to someone, please do let us know.”

The circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated on behalf of the coroner.

Cumbria Police confirmed his family and friends are being supported by officers.

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