FOND tributes have been paid to a teenager who collapsed and died at a train station.
Daniel Hoare, 18, a former student at Chichester High School for Boys, died after running to catch a train at West Worthing railway station.
Daniel died at about 3.20pm on Thursday, November 24 after the paramedics were unable to revive him.
Deputy headteacher Gary Potter said: ‘Daniel was a highly-valued member of our school community. He was always cheerful and friendly, and very popular among his peers.
‘His examination success showed him to be an excellent student who worked well with staff, as well as possessing the strong determination to achieve.’
Daniel lived in Bursledon Close, Bognor, and was a keen golfer and played at Bognor Golf Club.
He worked part-time at Turner’s Restaurant in Butlin’s following a spell at The Lamb Inn in Pagham run by his father.
Donald Hoare, 59, said: ‘Somebody took some flowers to the station the day Daniel died.
‘The shelter there is now just full of flowers. His friends are now writing messages and sticking them up on the shelter.
‘The railway company have been very good to us and it’s incredibly moving to see it. You gain strength from seeing something like that and talking to his peers because they are all so marvellous.’
An inquest will be held.