Eastwood Scout dies on Italy adventure trip

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The Eastwood Scout who died in an accident on an adventure holiday in Italy has been named locally as 14-year-old Elliot Alexander Peacock.

Elliot, an Eastwood High pupil and member of the 35th Crookfur group, was part of a group led by outdoor education provider Acorn Adventure at Lillaz Falls, Gran Paradiso National Park, on Sunday.

The teenager passed away after jumping just two feet into water during a gorge climbing activity.

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The company has released a statement which reads: “The group were on the second full day of their nine-day adventure activity trip in northern Italy when the incident happened.

“All participants were wearing buoyancy aids, wet suits and helmets, as is standard on this activity, carried out by hundreds of participants every year for the past 18 years.

“As yet, it is unclear why this participant lost consciousness as he entered the water.

“Although he was immediately rescued from the water and given CPR, tragically, he could not be resuscitated.”

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An investigation into the incident is being led by the Guardia di Finanza of Entreves, and the foreign office has been notified.

The Acorn statement adds: “The team will continue to support Elliot’s family in any way possible while gathering information to establish exactly what happened.”

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