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Teen jumped to his death in ice bucket challenge twist
Cameron Lancaster died in a 'tragic accident'

A teenager has died in Britain after jumping feet first into a disused quarry, a stunt thought to have been linked to the ice bucket challenge.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died at a quarry in Fife. He was body was found after a four-hour search.

The Daily Mail reports that he jumped feet-first into the water in response to the ice bucket internet craze.

In a statement, Cameron's family said: "Cameron died in a tragic accident. His death is such a great loss.

"During his short life, he touched so many people with his friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit."

Police are investigating the circumstances of his death.

A local councillor told The Daily Mail she knew several tombstoning videos had been posted on YouTube this week.

The Coastguard condemned tombstoning two years ago.

Locals posted tributes on Twitter and speculated about the cause of the boy's death.

Euan Donaldson wrote: "Tragic to hear a boy died at inverkeithing quarry today. Apparently was trying to do the ice bucket challenge. Thoughts are with his family."

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