Belper teen dies in cliff fall tragedy

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A Belper father has told for the first time how his son died after falling 200ft from a cliff face as he prepares to start a campaign in his honour.

Lewis Lowe, 18, was found five hours after sea rocks gave away beneath him in Arbroath, Scotland.

He had moved to the area from the Parks Estate, Belper, just one month beforehand to start a new life with girlfriend Sarah Burnett.

Now dad Carl Lowe is fundraising for the hospital which looked after his son.

Lewis had been on the road to recovery after battling against Schnitzler Syndrome - an extremely rare inflammatory disease - when tragedy struck.

He said: “ Lewis spent weeks in a coma and we didn’t think he was going to survive. I can’t repay the hospital for what they did but if I can raise even just a few hundred pounds for the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham I will be happy.

“We were heartbroken that after all he had been through Lewis died in such a terrible accident.

“He knew exactly what he was doing out on those rocks. He loved being outdoors.

“He had texted his girlfriend saying he was just on his way back to town just before he fell. He still had a pulse when he was found.”

Lewis was supported in his battle against Scnitzler’s by high-profile boxing stars such as Ricky Hatton and Frank Bruno, who spoke to him regularly on the phone.

Carl, a former semi-professional boxer, is staging a 12-hour darts marathon on July 14 at the White Hart, Bargate, and a memorial concert in September.