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

We have opened a book of condolences so people can pay tribute to the 13-year-old youngster. Rest in peace, Kacper.


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

Police, paramedics, the RNLI and Coastguard were all involved in the five-hour search to try and find the teenager, who played football for Hereford Pegasus.


A fundraising page has also been set up to help the family pay to fly Kacper to Poland.

Use the link below to share your condolences and pay tribute to Kacper.

Community answers

Tribute to Kacper

"The Hereford boy who died after going into the sea in Skegness has been named locally as Kacper Biela. Please leave your tributes here."

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

From Rachael yapp

My tribute to KacperDear kacper, although I never met you, I was at the beach the time you were swept away, after a kind gentleman alerted everyone and asked for help although I'm disabled, I ran to the sea and jumped in to try and find you unfortunately I couldn't get to you as you were too far and I nearly got pulled under too. My heart is breaking for your family and I'm sorry I couldn't save you. May you fly high and be happy wherever u may be. R.i.p beautiful boy. Xxx

From Penny Boyle

My tribute to KacperFly high little angel. It was an honour to have known you and watch you play. What a wonderful soul and true sportsman. Keep playing and keep smiling. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends. You will be dearly missed. Gone too soon R.I.P Kacper

From Ashley

My tribute to KacperRIP, little fella. So young, such a tragedy. My heart goes out to the family

From MS Christina Graves

My tribute to KacperRIP, young Kacper. You shall be wrapped up in the wings of angels, then fly high, beautiful boy 馃挋

From Anna Szykulska

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From Sharon Hall

My tribute to KacperThinking of family and friends at this sad time. R.I.P Kacper

From Ewelina zaleska

My tribute to KacperWyrazy wsp贸艂czucia dla rodziny


My tribute to KacperUsed to work with EWA. Very pleasant. What a tragedy. My deepest sympathy to the family of this young talented boy.

From Colin Preece

My tribute to KacperSo so tragic. A lovely well mannered boy and fantastic all round sportsman. RIP Kacper

From Community contributor

My tribute to KacperRIP, Kacper, Taken too soon.

From Donna Jenkins

My tribute to KacperAbsolutely heartbreaking, my heart goes out to all his family and his friends are doing their best to support each other. Sleep tight young man 馃挋 xx

From Anna Parzniewska

My tribute to KacperRIP Kacper 鉂も潳馃挋馃挋 accept condolences. and condolences to the whole family. sleep, angel, calmly馃槆馃槆馃檹馃檹

From Community contributor

My tribute to KacperDevastating news . Thinking of Kacpers family at this sad time

From Community contributor

My tribute to KacperAbsolutely heartbreaking 馃挃 I didn鈥檛 know you but was at Butlins resort when it happened. My thoughts are with your family and friends. God bless you, rest easy.

From Ashleigh

My tribute to KacperWe were in skeg when this happened my heart is absolutely broken for his family and friends my son is the same age! RIP young man

From sarah mifflin

My tribute to KacperI don't know you personally but you are one of our own in our city. Sending love and thoughts to your family at this awful time.

From Chelsea Barnes

My tribute to KacperThoughts are with the family and friends of this sweet boy. My heart truly breaks as we sadly lose another angel. Sleep tight 馃槳

From The Carey-Williams family

My tribute to KacperSending love and thoughts at such a tragic time. This news has hit the community hard. You will forever be in our hearts.

From McTernan Family

My tribute to KacperWe are devastated to hear this awful news. Our family were at Skegness beach this day. Our hearts go out to Kacper's loved ones during this terrible time. We will keep all family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. A young boy taken too soon. May he rest in peace.

From Adrianna Kasprzak

My tribute to KacperWyrazy wsp贸艂czucia dla rodziny Kacpra 馃槶馃槶馃槶

From Teresa Davies

My tribute to KacperRIP, Kacper, loving young man. My thoughts are with your family.

From Ola and Seb Antosik

My tribute to KacperPlease accept our deepest condolences.

From Lily-May Venables

My tribute to KacperRIP, Kacper. Always in our thoughts 馃暞锔忦煏笍