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Inquest into death of tragic Thamesmead schoolboy Samuel Boon adjourned

PUBLISHED: 12:34 08 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 08 July 2013

An inquest into the death of a Bexley schoolboy who died during an expedition to Morocco has been adjourned until later this year.

Samuel Boon, 17, who went to The Business Academy Bexley in Thamesmead, died in July last year.

He was one of 11 students participating in a 14-day trip as part of a World Challenge expedition with his school based in Yarnton Way.

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.

The inquest had been due to begin today (July 8) at Bromley Coroner’s Court but the coroner apologised to family and people who had been due to give evidence.

Samuel father Ken said last week: “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.

“Whilst the expedition leader and the school staff did everything they could on the ground to try to save him, they, along with our son, were badly let down and we hope the inquest will answer our questions as to why this happened.”

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