The devastated family of a 12-year-old boy who will have his life support disabled after falling from a half-built roof have described his brother and nephew as a ‘beautiful soul’ who was best friends with all his siblings and a talented footballer.
Joshua Field was playing inside an unsecured residential construction site on Virginia Avenue in Maddington on Monday night when he lost his balance and fell from a height. A loose metal beam then landed on his head.
His brother and cousins were also at the scene, with CCTV footage from a nearby property showing the trio rushing around at around 7.45pm and consoling themselves before an ambulance arrived.
Joshua was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but never regained consciousness.
On Wednesday, his family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support.
His brother, Jady Turner, said Joshua’s mother, who previously lost a son to SIDS, was a wreck.
“He’s just the cornerstone of our family, he’s the kid who, if you were down, would come over and do whatever he could to make you smile,” he said. Nine News Perth.
“He just had a heart of gold, you can’t replace Joshy, now he’s gone from the family, we’ll never be the same again.
“He was very well liked in the community, he was a great football player, his last two games he won the best man on the pitch, he was a good boy, everyone loved him, that’s so tragic what happened.”