Burntisland teenager dies in quarry tragedy

Cameron Lancaster
Cameron Lancaster

A Burntisland teenager has died after diving into water at a disused quarry.

There has been speculation the incident may be related to the ice bucket challenge craze but so far this hasn’t been officially confirmed.

Cameron Lancaster (18) died at the Prestonhill Quarry near Inverkeithing on Sunday evening.

Police, firefighters and ambulance staff were called to the scene at around 5.00 p.m. Officers and medics attended following reports the young man had disappeared under the water. His body was discovered at around 9.00 p.m.

Police are investigating the circumstances into the death, however it is thought that the incident may be connected to the ice bucket challenge craze.

The challenge, which involves nominees having buckets of freezing water poured over themselves for charity, and then nominating others to do the same, has become very popular in recent weeks.

Mr Lancaster’s family released the following statement through Police Scotland on Monday. It said: “Cameron died in a tragic accident. His death is such a great loss.

“During his short life, he touched so many people with his friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit. He will be hugely missed by his family and friends.

“The family are finding it hard to come to terms with this sudden loss and would ask for privacy at this sad time.”