TRIBUTES are being paid to Aryan Ghoniya in Windsor Gardens Radyr where the Indian and Welsh flags are also flying at half-mast.
The family of Aryan Ghoniya has provided a further and final statement following his death earlier this week.
“The family is devastated by the tragic loss of Aryan Ghoniya, beloved son of Jitendra and Hina and caring brother to Naviya. We are extremely grateful to all the emergency services for their efforts in the search for Aryan. We are also grateful to the police for their ongoing support.
“We are touched by the support received from the community, Danescourt Primary School and Radyr Comprehensive School, both of which he loved. Our thanks also to the A & E staff at Heath hospital.
“Aryan was our “Little Professor”, brilliant at Maths, an all-rounder academically. He was very charming and caring boy with warm personality and was loved by all who knew him.
“There will never be a day when we will not miss him, and he will remain in our hearts forever.
Aryan with his parents, sister Naviya and grandparents who had come from India to visit his family
Aryan’s Tribute at his parents’ residence
“We strongly urge all parents to explain to their children the danger of playing in rivers. We do not wish any parents to go through the tragedy we are going through.”
“We also appreciate the setting of Windsor Gardens in Radyr to be a quiet place where his friends can go, leave a message or a tribute and remember the fun and happy times they shared with Aryan.
Aryan’s family paying tributes at Windsor Gardens, Radyr.
“Thank you to Councillor Helen Lloyd Jones for enabling this. This is an impossibly difficult period for us but the gestures of kindnesses, the Indian and the Welsh flags flying at half-mast give us some comfort.
“Aryan was born in Wales, he was proud to be Welsh and we are proud to have been a member of his family.
“Thank you all for your support.”
Tribute of Aryan in India
At 4.45pm on Tuesday June 21 a report was received of children in the River Taff near Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff and one boy was missing.
An extensive search was carried out by police, fire, ambulance, coastguard and the police helicopter.
Aryan, 13, was located in the river at around 5.45pm and, despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was unable to be resuscitated.
HM Coroner was informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.
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