There is sad news emerging from Cork this afternoon, after it has been confirmed that an 11-year-old boy has sadly passed away.


According to reports, Gardaí are treating his death as a “personal tragedy” after the youngster was found in a critical condition in an upstairs bedroom in a house on Boreenmanna Road.



Emergency services called to the boy’s home at around 8pm yesterday evening, after family and neighbours became concerned about his welfare.


The youngster was taken to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem is due to take place today.



The HSE are providing support to the 11-year-old’s primary school, according to the Irish Examiner.