THE father of a 13-year-old schoolboy who collapsed and died in a park also died suddenly as a teenager.

Kyle Thompson died shortly after collapsing in a park in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday evening.

His father, Richard Reeve, died just months before Kyle was born in 1993 from a heart defect. Tests are ongoing to see if Kyle – a pupil at Ryburn Valley High School – had the same condition.

It is understood he had fainted several times in recent years, but tests had failed to find a reason.

Kyle would have been 14 on April 19 .

Headteacher, Ian Adam, said: “The school community is shocked and some of our students are very upset.

“He was a typical lad who had made friends, although he had not been with us very long and a lot of them are very upset. We are supporting them.’’

Kyle was playing football in Allan Park with friends when he collapsed.