Girl, 10, who died in Yorkshire mudslide whereas on faculty journey named | UK | News | EUROtoday

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A ten-year-old lady who died in a mudslide in North Yorkshire yesterday (May 22) has been named as Leah Harrison.

Leah, who was a Year 6 pupil at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Darlington, was on a faculty journey close to Carlton Bank when she was caught within the mudslide round 1pm.

Dozens of rescuers rushed to the scene to attempt to save the lady, however sadly she died.

Chief Executive of the Lingfield Education Trust Nick Blackburn issued an announcement on behalf of Leah’s faculty, saying the belief was in a ‘state of shock’ following the tragedy.

He stated: “The full details are still emerging but this is clearly a heartbreaking tragedy. Leah was a much-loved part of our school and our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and the school staff.

“Counselling is being organized inside the faculty for pupils and workers. We are all in a state of shock and we might ask that the privateness of the household and the varsity neighborhood is revered whereas we attempt to come to phrases with what has occurred.”

The Cleveland Mountain Rescue team sent 30 volunteers to the incident, while police were called to the incident around 1.15pm.

The force said: “We can affirm that one particular person has sadly died because of the incident. Our ideas are with their household and pals throughout this tough time.”

No different accidents have been reported.