Teenager Collapses And Dies Moments After Telling Pals, 'Lads, we’ve got a problem.'
A 16-year-old boy died suddenly on his way to McDonald's after telling his friends: "Lads, we've got a problem."
Dylan Aird was walking with his friends, joking around, when he suddenly collapsed on a busy street in Derby. Two hours before he collapsed he told his friends that his heart was beating fast and that he had pains in his chest.
After Dylan dropped to the ground and began fitting his friends tried to resuscitate him, while they waited for an ambulance. Once medics arrived they carried out CPR for 15 minutes, but heartbreakingly he couldn't be saved and he died of a suspected heart attack.
Fifteen-year-old Jordan Ryan, who was with Dylan when he died said that he had been worried about his heart before the friends went out.
He said: "About two hours before we went, he was complaining that his heart was hurting and beating really fast.
"We called the ambulance as fast as we could and it took about five minutes for it to arrive.
"They put a mask on him really quickly, and they kept doing CPR. They tried their best but nothing happened.
"It was really upsetting and emotional. I didn't know what to do. I wanted to be there to tell her - my mate Jordan Hutchinson who was there came as well.
"Dylan was funny, a really nice lad. He was nice to talk to, nice to hang around with and he kept you out of trouble."
Dylan's stepfather Marvin Treasure told the Derby Telegraph: "His friends all came around to the house when they found out.
"There must have been about 60 of them to lay some flowers and pass on nice words.
"After, one or two of them have continued to check on his mum and make sure the kids are all right."
Since his death on 25 March a Facebook page has been set up in his memory and has been inundated with messages. One, from his cousin Mike Hovey, calls Dylan an 'outgoing, polite and lovely' lad.
Dylan's family and friends are arranging a convoy of motorbikes and custom cars for the day of his funeral. His cousin Mike enlisted the help of a charity founder, Michael Ryan, to help pull together the convoy, which will see souped-up cars and motorbikes 'revving as loud as possible'.
On a post on Facebook Michael wrote: "It was any normal day and nothing different. All of a sudden, Dylan fell to the ground and sadly passed away. Of course, it's been upsetting for all of his family and friends.
"They are in bits and my deepest sympathy goes out to each and every one of them. I have been asked by his family to see if I can get as many modified cars and motorbikes to do a drive-by on Friday, April 21 at midday. You see, Dylan loved cars and motorbikes and his family would be honoured if you could make this possible as he is laid to rest."
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