A SCHOOLBOY was crushed to death by a wall as he helped his dad in the back garden, an inquest heard.
Scott-Swaley Stevens, 12, was at home in Clacton, Essex, when the horror unfolded.
A garage wall he was helping his dad take down suddenly fell on both of them on October 21 last year, Essex Live reports.
It is understood the schoolboy was discovered by his mum Charmaine Lee two hours later as she called him for dinner.
Scott's injured dad was later pulled from the rubble while the teen was sadly declared dead at the scene, an inquest heard.
A post mortem gave a cause of death as compression asphyxia.
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Coroner's Office Lynsey Chaffe said: "Scott-Swaley Stevens, aged 12, was helping his father to take down a garage wall at [his] home address.
"The wall is said to have fallen back on them both.
"Paramedics sadly confirmed Scott's death at the scene. All protocols were followed by police and death was confirmed as non-suspicious."
The inquest was adjourned until May 31 at Essex Coroner's Court.
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Scott-Swaley's family told of their pain at losing their "well-loved boy" following the tragedy.
In an emotional statement they said: "After a tragic accident, our son Scott-Swaley has sadly passed away.
"As a family, we cannot explain the hurt we feel and we are broken.
"Our Swaley was a well-loved boy who had friends not only in Clacton, but also in Dartford and Wickford and will be missed by so many.
"As a family, we would like to ask for privacy at this difficult time whilst we come to terms with our loss.
"We appreciate and would like to say thank you for all of the kind tributes to our boy."
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