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Teenager, who has won Cadbury's White Cream Egg, dies after a catastrophic back injury on a family vacation

A TEENAGER who won a Cadbury White Egg contest has died in a tragic accident while vacationing with family and friends in North Devon.

The school truant Charlie Dunne, 18 years old, suffered the "catastrophic back injury" on a beach, just three days after his leavers ball, he came to cardiac arrest.

    School leaver Charlie Dunne, 18, died during a vacation with his family in an accident deemed a freak

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School leaver Charlie Dunne, 18, died during a vacation with his family in an accident deemed a freak

The life coaching that Charlie kept alive after the accident was shut down on Wednesday night, his headmaster Mark Sturgeon confirmed.

The teenager had just spent a weekend before the accident finishing his A Levels and finishing at Aylesbury Grammar School in Buckinghamshire.

Mr. Sturgeon paid tribute to the rugby player who made headlines earlier this year when he won £ 200 after discovering a limited edition of White Chocolate Cream Egg one night.

He wrote on the school website: "Charlie suffered a terrible accident on the beach, causing a catastrophic injury to the vertebrae, causing spinal cord injury and cardiac arrest.

    Charlie, who was 14 years old in this photo, was called by his headmaster

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Charlie, who was 14 in this photo, was described by his headmaster as a "curious, friendly, and helpful" student
    Charlie made headlines earlier this year when he won a Cadbury White Cream Egg competition

Charlie Dunne

Charlie made headlines earlier this year when he won a Cadbury White Cream Egg competition

"His family made the impossible decision to shut down the life coach Charlie had been helping since the accident.

"Charlie died on Wednesday night Charlie was registered as an organ donor and we know that three people were waiting to get important organs from him.

"It is a comfort that he lives in others and possibly changes his life."

Mr. Sturgeon said that a "Memories of Charlie" book had been opened and special meetings had been held throughout the school while the teachers paid tribute on Twitter.

    The teenager was on holiday in Devon when a disaster happened

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The teenager was on holiday in Devon when a disaster happened

"He always smiled, was always happy and was known throughout the school," he said.

"His influence on Denson House, the rugby team and his friends can not be underestimated, and our thoughts and support are with the family and the entire Aylesbury community."

Aylesbury Rugby Club has also honored Mr. Dunne.

"Charlie played every age group in Aylesbury RFC from U6 to the Colts and Senior XVs," the club said.

"The loss of Charlie had a profound effect on anyone who knew him and our thoughts go to his family and friends at this difficult time.

"Rest, Charlie, you'll be missed forever."


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