Tot Dies After Fall At Home

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By ALEXANDER LAWRIE

A ONE-YEAR old boy has died after suffering a fall at his home – in a tragic accident that mirrors the death of actress Natasha Richardson.

Little Cameron Whatley, who was just 16 months-old, fell and banged his head after falling at his home in Bo’ness, West Lothian.

His frantic parents rushed him to Stirling Royal Infirmary following the toddler’s horror fall.

Cameron was quickly transferred to Edinburgh’s Sick Kids hospital, but passed away from his injuries just 48 hours later.

The boy lived with his parents, Kerr and Jennifer, and brother in the Deanburn area of the town.

The accident happened at the family home on Saturday March 28.

Investigation

Mr Whatley said: “It was a tragic accident and that’s all I really want to say at the moment.

“We’d really appreciate it if we were left alone at this terrible time.”

A spokesperson for Central Police said they were notified to investigate the death, but that the circumstances were “non-suspicious”.

She added: “A report will go to the Procurator Fiscal as is routine in all sudden deaths.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this time.”

Cameron’s injuries, and subsequent death, were similar to those suffered by actress Natasha Richardson who died after suffering a blunt impact injury following a skiing accident.

Innocuous fall

The English actress, the daughter of award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, died after a fall that was described as “a one-in-a-million” chance by experts.

The wife of actor Liam Neeson passed away two days after suffering the serious head injury.

Miss Richardson was on holiday with her 13-year-old son, Michael, when she suffered the seemingly innocuous fall.

After receiving treatment in Canada, she was airlifted by private jet to New York with her actor husband holding her hand throughout the flight.

The ambulance crew which transported her from the airfield to Lenox Hill hospital reported that she had suffered a “major head trauma’” and was unconscious.

Medical experts said the fact that Miss Richardson had been allowed to undertake the journey indicated that her condition was untreatable, because a patient with swelling on the brain would not normally be allowed to travel.

The Tony award-winning actress passed away on March 18.

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