THE boy who died after going into the sea in Skegness has been named locally as Kacper Biela.

Justyna Lebiest, a friend of the family, said the 13-year-old football-loving boy died while on a family holiday in the Lincolnshire seaside town.


Lincolnshire Police said Kacper was reported missing at around 6.15pm on Saturday evening and a lengthy search with boats and helicopters was launched.

But at around 11.30pm, more than five hours later, his body was recovered.

Justyna Lebiest has since launched a PayPal fundraising page for Kacper's family.


"This tragic event took place in Skegness, where him and his family spent time on holiday," she said.

"This completely broke all of their hearts."

She said his family have decided to send him over to Poland, and allow him to peacefully rest there.

Unfortunately, this involves a pretty high cost to cover transport and the funeral, so a fundraising page has been set up to try and raise £5,000.


Any donation will be directly sent to his mother, and will be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to donate to the page, click here.

Tributes left by friends online show Kacper was a popular and well-liked boy, with friends commenting on his love of football, with the teen playing for Hereford Pegasus for eight years.