Seafront tragedy toddler named

The toddler was swept into the sea during "strong swell"

A BOY who died after being swept from a sea wall in Fife has been named as Eryk Cieraszewski.

The three-year-old died in Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital on Saturday night after “strong swell” washed him off the town’s sea-front Esplanade earlier in the afternoon.

His mother, Jadwiga Cieraszewski, said: “Eryk will be sadly missed by all the family. We will never forget him.”

Police were called around 3.25pm on Saturday. Coastguard, police, the ambulance and fire services all attended and coastguards recovered the boy.

A spokesman said: “This was a tragic accident and we are doing everything we can to support the family at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with them and we are providing as much practical assistance as possible.”

Police superintendent Dougie Milton, who is co-ordinating the investigation into this incident, said: “We are currently investigating this incident to establish the full circumstances. We are keen to establish the full facts of how this apparent tragedy occurred.

“A report will be submitted in due course to the procurator-fiscal.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time and saw the boy and his family or knows anything of this incident to contact Fife Police.”

The boy’s family were with him at the hospital when he died, at around 5pm.