A DEFIBRILLATOR will be installed in a remote area where a teenager died while out on a run.

Oliver McIvor, of Padiham Road, Sabden, had left home to go out running January 7 last year but was found dead in Back Lane, Sabden, at around 4pm that day by passers-by.

The youngster was set to join the army’s Duke of Lancaster regiment next month, following in his father, Vincent McIvor, and grandfather’s footsteps.

A standard medical examination, including a heart check had been carried out in the months before he was due to join the army, which found no underlying illnesses.

Last month, Oliver’s friends and family held a fundraiser to pay for a defibrillator to be installed in the remote area where Oliver died.

"Forever Young: A tribute to Oliver" was held at the White Hart pub in Sabden on March 3 to coincided with what would have been Oliver’s 19th birthday.

The fundraiser, which included a performance by The Commoners, a band made up Oliver’s friends, food, a raffle and a DJ raised more than £5,000.

Oliver’s mum Tracey Barnett said the defibrillator would be her ‘legacy to Oliver.’

She said: “Ever since he passed away I wanted to do something raise money for a memorial for him.

“I wanted to do something that would be useful and hopefully stop this happening again, that’s where the idea to put the defibrillator in came from.

“A cyclist had a heart attack and died on the same hill as Oliver not so long ago and there was nothing around to help him.

“The area is always full of bike riders, walkers and runners so I think it’s important that something be put in place to stop it happening again.

“It is my legacy to Oliver, he was such a good lad. He would have loved to see what everyone is doing for him.”

Ms Barnett has been working with Ribble Valley Cllr Richard Newmark to organise the installation.

He said: “It’s amazing the support she has had for this. We are looking at installing the defibrillator in a car park near where Oliver died.

“It needs to be solar powered because the area where Oliver died is out in the country so there is no electricity."

“The other thing is the location, we have been looking into whether the council need the ownership of the land before we can install it.”