A SCHOOLBOY has collapsed and died on an end-of-term trip at an adventure assault course in Surrey.

The 14-year-old boy passed away this afternoon while taking part in a challenge with his schoolmates.

The boy is understood to have been trying to complete a mud assault course when he fell ill.

The fatality happened at the Camelot Events adventure site in Beare Green, Surrey.

Emergency services including an air ambulance helicopter rushed to the centre shortly before 1pm today.

The boy was with a group of teenagers taking part in the assault course to celebrate the end of the school year.

A woman who was working near the assault course said: "I saw about two police cars and three ambulances and it did look quite serious.

"They were just in a field across the road from us, I could see loads of cars dropping the kids off and picking them up. I believe they were a school party, a school event mud run."

The woman claimed he had inhaled lots of mud on the assault course.

The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene as emergency crews could not revive him.

Camelot Events Centre, where the group of children were celebrating the end of the school year, host a range of outdoor activities, including archery, paintballing and a 10-kilometre mud run.

The boy's body has been taken to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey, where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

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