During an FA Youth Cup match in Nottingham, a young player collapsed and passed away.
was rushed to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest and was given a defibrillator during the FA Youth Cup clash against Boston United on Thursday.
His "devastated and heartbroken" club pronounced on Sunday that Rich had passed away after the incident.
A statement from
West Bridgford Colts
"It is with great sadness that, following the events of Thursday evening, we have to announce the tragic passing of Dylan Rich.
"This news has left everyone involved with our club devastated and heartbroken.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Mike and Anna, his sister Lucy and Dylan's family, friends and teammates.
"The club would like to thank everyone within the Colts and wider football community for the hundreds of heartfelt messages and thoughts that we have received over the past few days.
"The club will provide all the support it can to those players and club officials impacted by this tragic event, but for now there are no further words possible, and we ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this incredibly difficult time."
When the player was “seriously unwell”, they called out emergency services to the Regatta Way Sports Ground, according to the club.
The incident resulted in the match being abandoned and the FA said it is "deeply saddened" by the "tragic news".
A statement read:
"We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and everybody at the club at this very difficult time.
"We would like to recognise the courageous response of all those who reacted quickly to the situation at the FA Youth Cup fixture on Thursday evening and we thank the emergency services for their efforts.
"We ask that the privacy of both his family and the club is respected at this time."
Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Boston United all expressed their sorrow on social media.
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