Family pay tribute to ‘cheeky little monkey’, 12, who died after tragic motorbike accident in Whitworth quarry

The family of a 12-year-old-boy who was killed yesterday in a tragic motorbike accident near Rochdale has paid tribute to their ‘cheeky little monkey’.

Logan Wood from Oswaldtwistle, suffered a heart attack after falling on a motorcross dirt track at Cowm Quarry, Whitworth, yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman said he was ‘conscious and breathing’ at the scene but suffered a cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

In a heartfelt statement, his distraught family said: “Our beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew and Cousin Logan

“Our Cheeky Little Monkey will always be remembered for his courage, wit, sense of humour, his love of life and all its adventures. 

“He was tragically taken from us doing what he loved the most, riding his motorbike.”

ADVENTURER: Logan loved the outdoors and riding his BMX

Logan, a pupil at Mount Carmel RC High School in Accrington, was taken to Fairfield General Hospital in Bury by air ambulance around 2.25pm, where he was later pronounced dead.

“He was a real outdoors boy and loved playing cricket for Oswaldtwistle and Church Cricket Clubs and football for school,” his family said.

“If he wasn’t playing sport he would be out on his BMX or scooter showing off the tricks he could do, a real adrenaline junkie.

“He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

“Our boy Logan.”

The quarry was last night closed to the public. Police are investigating how the tragedy happened.

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