9-year-old boy dies suddenly while delivering cookies to friend

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On Friday, a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy died suddenly after tripping and falling while delivering homemade cookies to one of his friends.

Christopher Chester had just finished baking cookies on Friday when he left his home to bring the treat to his friend. According to his father, the young boy tripped and fell while walking down the street. When his father tried to help him up, he realized that his son was lifeless. His father posted a statement informing people of the incident:

"Today is the saddest day of my life. Last night my nine-year-old boy wanted to make cookies. We made cookies and he wanted to bring some to a friend of ours who lives a few houses down. He tripped or fell on the way there. I asked him to get up and he didn't. When I try to help him up, he was lifeless. I tried to wake him up and he wouldn't wake up. I ran to get my truck and put him in it and called 911. They had me pull over and do CPR on him. The ambulance came and they continued. His heart started beating again. I had to say goodbye to my best friend. He was going to be 10 years old next month. I am just posting this because there are many people that should know and I don't want to keep telling this over again. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. This is the saddest day of my life. He was such a great kid. He had such a heart of gold. Heaven just received the best angel that they will ever see. I love you so much Christopher. I miss you so much. I don't know what to do without you."

Christopher was in the fourth grade at Sandown North Elementary School. He was a sweet young boy who loved the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. His obituary reads:

"He enjoyed hiking, fishing, yard work, horseback riding, boating and riding ATV's and was presently learning to play the saxophone. He was an animal enthusiast and was very devoted to his dog 'Jethro' and enjoyed spending time on Pleasant Lake in Stetson, Maine."

The boy's cause of death is still undetermined. Friends set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the funeral costs in an effort to support the boy's devastated family.

Watch this video to learn about a similar instance during which a teen suddenly died despite being seemingly healthy:

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