Family tribute to Suffolk victim of Gorleston beach tragedy Ava-May Littleboy and her ‘infectious laugh’
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Ava-May’s family have said her “smile could light up even the darkest of rooms.”
The family of a girl from Suffolk who died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on Sunday have paid tribute to her.
Ava-May Littleboy, aged 3, was taken to the James Paget Hospital following the incident at Gorleston beach but later died.
In a tribute to Ava-May, released yesterday, her family said: “She was not your ordinary little girl, as anyone she met, she would leave a lasting impression on.
“Anyone that met her would not want to forget her. Her infectious laugh and smile could light up even the darkest of rooms.”
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Norfolk police officers were called to Lower Esplanade, Gorleston at around 11.15am on Sunday morning following reports that a child had been thrown from an inflatable trampoline.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust received more than a dozen calls just after 11am.
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Ambulance teams took the child to hospital “in a serious medical condition”.
Norfolk police later confirmed Ava-May had died.
Tributes poured in for the youngster on social media, with many expressing their shock and sadness at the news.
At a press conference yesterday, police gave details about the victim, including that she was three years old and from Suffolk.
Ava-May was also named on a JustGiving webpage as the young girl involved in the beach tragedy.
The JustGiving page, set up by Abbie Littleboy, said: “On 1st July 2018, 3 year old Ava-May Littleboy tragically lost her life after a bouncy castle exploded on Gorleston beach.