School tribute to boy, 13, found hanging

FAMILY and school friends are today mourning the loss of a 13-year-old boy after he was found hanging at his home.

FAMILY and school friends are today mourning the loss of a 13-year-old boy after he was found hanging at his home.

Paramedics were called to Shotley Gate, Suffolk, just before 1pm yesterday

Although police have not revealed the identity of the teenager, he has been named locally as Tyler Mison.

It is believed he was discovered hanging in a bedroom of the detached house where he lived with his mother, stepfather and other siblings.

The youngster's body is believed to have been found after friends called at the house to see him.

His stepfather is thought to have gone upstairs and discovered Tyler in one of the rooms.

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As many as eight emergency service vehicles were said to have been sent to the Holbrook High School pupil's home.

The East Anglian air ambulance was also despatched, landing at the nearby former HMS Ganges site.

However, despite critical care paramedics trying to save Tyler during the journey to Ipswich, police said he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Heath Road hospital.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Pupils at Holbrook High School have today led the tributes to “a really good friend who made us laugh a lot.”

Headteacher Ms Pritchard said: “The whole school community is deeply shaken by the sudden and tragic death of Tyler Mison. This morning the whole school came together to hear this very sad news.

“Tyler was a very likeable and charismatic boy who always had a sparkle in his eye. He enjoyed his learning and would always try to have the last word. He was involved in a community youth project.

“His fellow students have described him as “a really good friend who made us laugh a lot”.

“We are very grateful for the support of the Educational Psychology Service who have been in school today to support students and staff.

“I am very proud of the calm and mature way the students have responded to this sad event and we are doing our best to carry on with school life as normally as possible.

“Our support and deepest sympathy are with Tyler's family.”

A Shotley Gate resident, who did not want to be named, said the village was stunned by the youngster's death.

They said: “It's a tragedy and it's a child. Everyone is devastated about it.”

Another resident told how they became aware something serious had occurred when emergency service vehicles began arriving.

He said: “It was around lunchtime. There were ambulances in the road and the helicopter came. It landed in the field where Ganges was.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Trust said a 999 call was received at 12.55pm yesterday, with the first crew arriving at Tyler's home at 1.08pm.

A rapid response vehicle, land ambulance and air ambulance were sent to the scene.

The spokesman said: “The crews were presented with a young male who received ongoing treatment en-route to hospital.

“Critical care paramedics from the air ambulance travelled in the land ambulance due to the patient's condition.”

It is believed Tyler and his family had been living in the house for around a year, after moving from a short distance away.

Kate Rutsch, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said a report will be prepared for the coroner and an inquest is expected to be held at a later date.