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Tragic death of Island footballer

Manx football mourns Louis Thornton

Manx football is mourning the loss of Corinthians captain Louis Thornton.

The 26 year-old was found dead at a hotel room in Liverpool city centre this morning (Saturday).

Paramedics, friends and staff at the hotel had fought to save him.

The circumstances remain unexplained but are not believed to be suspicious.

Louis, who was the club player of the year and had also represented the Island national team, had been enjoying a weekend away with friends.

Thoughts are with his immediate family and friends.

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