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Thousands raised to help family of 16 year old Grimsby player and his Dad who died in car crash

Thousands have been raised to help the family of 16 year old Grimsby player Cameron Walsh and his Dad David Walsh who died in a car crash.

The pair sadly died when the vehicle they were in left the road and plunged into a canal, with police confirming they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The blue Mercedes came off Tetney Lock Road near Tetney in Lincolnshire, and went into the canal and became submerged in water.

A GoFundMe page was set up, and within the first 15 hours, over Β£21,000 was raised, with Grimsby Town also planning to share it across their social media platforms…

Tetney Lock Road, Lincolnshire

A statement on the GoFundMe page, read: “On Saturday 6th January two dear friends were taken from us in tragic circumstances, this has left a huge whole for many of us not least his family.

“We cannot do much to help Dave and Camerons family at this time other than to show that we are there for them.

“What we felt as his friends, we could help with, are the funds to help the family navigate this difficult period.

“If you would like to donate as little or as much as you can it would be greatly appreciated I’m sure.”

The League Two club paid tribute, in which the said on Monday night: “Grimsby Town Football Club mourns the tragic loss of youth team member and his father.

“It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that Grimsby Town Football Club announces the untimely passing of one of our cherished youth team members, Cameron Walsh, aged 16, and his father Dave. The tragic incident occurred on Saturday, 6th January.

“Cameron Walsh was an integral part of the GTFC academy. His passion for the game, coupled with his undeniable talent, made him a much-loved figure among teammates, coaches, and the entire Grimsby Town family.

“The Club is devastated by this heartbreaking loss and extends its deepest condolences to the family during this incredibly difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate through the pain and grief that comes with such a tragedy.

“The Club appreciates the outpouring of support from the football community and urges everyone to remember Cameron and Dave. We will pay tribute to Cameron and Dave at our game vs Notts County on Saturday (further details to follow). We understand that a Go Fund Me page has been set up to support the family and we will communicate details of this, once confirmed.”

Cleethorpes Town issued their own statement to David and Cameron, who had both been players at the club.

“Dave was a popular footballer in the area, having played for the Owls at the beginning of our journey and then taking on the management of his son Cameron’s side having many, many happy times,” the club said.

“Cameron was a super talented young player who began his career at the Owls before going onto to establish himself at Grimsby Town’s academy and most recently played in the FA Cup Youth Cup win over Nottingham Forest, Cameron was also our lead mascot on that famous day at Wembley leading the side out – forever a huge part of our history.”

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Officers have appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage of the incident, which happened at about 13:30 GMT.

Lincolnshire Police stated that the incident was reported at 1.33pm on Saturday with Emergency services including water rescue crews, police and East Midlands Ambulance Service at the scene. The force is now appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

A spokesperson said: “We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle driving prior to the incident and captured it on dashcam or has footage of the collision itself. Please check footage from the Laceby crossroads at Laceby, Grimsby, and the surrounding roads leading to the Tetney Lock Road area between 12:30pm and 1.33pm.

“At this stage it is not believed there were any other vehicles involved but we are keeping an open mind as the investigation progresses.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call 01522 212316 and quote incident 190 of 6 January, or email jared.thorp@lincs.police.uk and put “Incident 190 of 6 January” in the subject line.

The football family paid tribute with thousands raised to help the family of the 16 year old Grimsby player and his Dad who died in the car crash…

@jimmyb1985: Absolutely gutted played football with and against walshy many years ago he was at top top player and even better person, RIP to both they will be sadly missed and all thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time πŸ˜”

@SClaybourn87: Unbelievably sad. Rest in peace, Cameron and Dave. Condolences to their friends and family. πŸ–€πŸ€πŸ–€πŸ€

@daleskeg: Absolutely devastating news. Such a lovely lad, so talented too. And his wonderful father as well. Sending strength and condolences to their family. Both far too young. They’ll be sadly missed by everyone. Rest In Peace πŸ’”πŸ’”

@1280sue: My heartfelt thoughts go out to their family and friends and team mates at GTFC. such a tragic loss of a lad so young and his dad. together forever. RIP

@dickyblow: Cam will be remembered as a talented footballer with a bright future. He made his family so proud and achieved so much. Together with his lovely dad, forever young. A tragic loss.

@andylivi1: Devastating for the family. I know how well he was thought of by people at the club both as a player but more importantly as a young man. I was fortunate enough to have watched him this season. So sad βš½οΈπŸ–€πŸ€

@Baz_GTFC: RIP to them both, thoughts are with family and friends at this time x

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