Drowning in Scotland linked to ice bucket challenge

Monday 25 August 2014 19.22
Cameron Lancaster died after disappearing under the water at Preston Hill Quarry in Scotland
Cameron Lancaster died after disappearing under the water at Preston Hill Quarry in Scotland

The death of a teenager who drowned in a quarry in Scotland is being linked to the "ice bucket challenge" craze.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Preston Hill Quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the scene and his body was recovered at about 9pm.

His family paid tribute to him and described his death as a "great loss".

Police in Scotland are investigating the circumstances of the death.

It is thought that the teenager took part in the ice bucket challenge before entering the water in the quarry.

The family of Mr Lancaster, from Burntisland, Fife, remembered his "friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit".

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened."

The ice bucket challenge is a social media craze aimed at raising awareness and money for the neuro-degenerative disease ALS, or motor neurone disease.

Participants have a bucket of cold water poured over their head, donate to charity and nominate others to take the challenge.