Worthing College tribute to teen who died at railway station

A TRIBUTE has been released by Worthing College to the 18-year-old who died at West Worthing railway station yesterday (November 24).

Peter Corrigan, principal of Worthing College, said in a statement: “It is with much sadness and regret that the Worthing College community has learned of the sudden death of one of its students on Thursday, November 24.

“Daniel Hoare, aged 18 from Felpham, who previously went to school at Chichester High School for Boys, was studying Applied A Level in Travel and Tourism and BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Subsidiary Diploma in his third year at the college.

“Although details are limited at this time, he died following an incident at West Worthing railway station when it is thought that he collapsed while running for a train.

“Emergency service workers, including British Transport Police and the Sussex Air Ambulance service were unable to save his life and he passed away at the scene.

“Daniel was an extremely well known and much-loved member of the college community. A gifted golfer and keen sportsman, he had a great spirit, unwavering sense of humour and fun, and was determined to achieve his best and progress to university this coming autumn.

“He will be sadly missed by all those students and staff who knew him.

“The college will work closely with Daniel’s family and friends to support them in any way that it can at this extremely sad time. It is able to support students and staff who need access to counselling services.

“The college will liaise directly with Daniel’s parents and family and friends in providing a fitting response to commemorate Daniel’s much too short life.

“A book of condolences will be set up in the college library and the college will keep students and staff abreast of developments in terms of his funeral arrangements as they become known.

“The college sends out its sincere sympathy and prayers to all Daniel’s family and friends.”