Inquest into death of tragic Thamesmead schoolboy begins on Monday

PUBLISHED: 09:29 05 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:29 05 July 2013

An inquest into the death of The Business Academy Bexley schoolboy Samuel Boon, who died on an expedition to Morocco in July last year, starts on Monday (July 8).

The 17-year-old was one of 11 students participating in a 14-day trip as part of a World Challenge expedition with his Thamesmead-based school.

The trip included a six-day trek to Amezmiz in the High Atlas foothills followed by seven days completing a project in a local rural community.

Samuel’s father Ken said: “Sam collapsed on the second day of the trek and had to wait for two hours by the roadside in extreme heat for evacuation, which came in the form of a minibus rather than an ambulance.

“We hope the inquest will answer our questions as to why this happened.”

The inquest takes place at Bromley Coroner’s Court in Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, and is expected to last for five days.

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