Mum of Chesterfield hero schoolboy pleads for return of precious belongings taken after accident

The mum of a hero teenager who died in a tragedy on the water at Staveley has pleaded for precious belongings taken after the accident to be returned.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 9:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 9:14 am

Fourteen-year-old Logan Folger died at Sheffield Children’s Hospital after being rescued from the River Rother, close to the Chesterfield Canal, by emergency teams.

The opening of Logan’s inquest heard he was trying to save one of his friends from the water when they got into difficulty on August 18.

Logan's mum, Stacey Bentley, says she wants to recover items which Logan had left on the river bank – and which have since been taken.

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This Nike bag is one of Logan Folger's belongings his mum has pleaded is returned.

Stacey said: “A family member went to where the accident happened to try and gather Logan's things which were left at the side of the river bank where he and another friend were sat listening to music.

"Unfortunately the contents of Logan's grey Nike bum bag had been emptied out and the bag had been taken along with his Bluetooth speaker.”

“Logan loved both of these things and barely went anywhere without them, and possibly his little brother's faded black with green writing ICON cap,” she added.

An Icon cap is another of Logan Folger's belongings taken after his death.

"So I'm begging if anyone either taken them or has since brought them please please could I have them back as they mean so much to me and us as a family.

"No judgement will be made, no names will be mentioned. I just need my boy’s beloved belongings back.

"Even if you don't want to tell me where you got them from just please can I have them back?

"I beg you, someone must know where they are.”

Logan Folger has been dubbed a hero after he died while helping his friend who was in difficulty on the Chesterfield Canal. Image kindly provided by Logan's family.

Stacey has thanked the community for giving her hero son a ‘perfect’ final journey after his funeral earlier this month.

She said the turn out for Logan Folger’s funeral procession was ‘amazing’ and her son would have ‘loved every part of it’.

Stacey told the Derbyshire Times: “It was absolutely amazing from start to finish for our hero! I personally thank everyone who helped to make my boy’s final journey perfect.”

Reverend Richard Harris described the much-loved and popular teenager as ‘a hero to his family, to his friends, to this community’.

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