Teenage soccer star freezes to death in Moscow

Lokomotiv Moscow star Alexey Lomakin has tragically died after he froze to death.

The mother of the 18-year-old player raised an alarm after he did not return home or get in touch on Nov. 30. She revealed that Lomakin went for medical examinations ao the Lokomotiv Moscow’s training facility, where the soccer star stayed overnight.

It was then believed he went out drinking with a friend, and his phone had connected to the network on Dec. 2.

His mother attempted to call his phone and, according to Russian publication dni24, a taxi driver revealed Lomakin left his phone and backpack in his car.

It remains unclear what happened to Lomakin following the night out but, according to Meduza, the player froze to death.

Investigations are now underway.

Lokomotiv Moscow broke the tragic news on their Twitter page.

“FC Lokomotiv is saddened to report that Loko U21 player Alexey Lomakin has died in Moscow. The investigation is on,” they wrote. “We are shocked by the tragedy. FC Lokomotiv would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alexey.”

Temperatures in Moscow at night can plummet to lows of 8 below throughout December.

Lomakin made three appearances for the team’s youth squad.

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