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Skateboarder’s organs used to save six lives

‘Very good skater’:
Max Hamilton died
after falling off his
board on a hill
PICTURE: TRACEY SWAN/SWNS

A TEENAGER who died in a skateboarding accident has saved six lives by donating his organs, an inquest has heard.

Max Hamilton, 19, suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off his board while skating down a steep street in Plymouth on July 27.

His mother Tracey Swan said one woman saved by her son’s liver donation had contacted the family to thank them. ‘As difficult as it was to make this decision, he was so loving and would want to help,’ she said.

Loving son: Tracey Swan with Max

The inquest was told Max was a ‘very good skater’ and had competed in a national event hours before the accident. He had also enjoyed a night out but Plymouth coroner Ian Arrow said this was not a factor in the fall and recorded an accidental death.

Max’s father David Hamilton said: ‘The whole of the Totnes community is mourning him.’