Police are still unaware of the cause of death of a Queensland toddler after a head injury he suffered at an amusement park in the southeast of the state.
Three-year-old Hunter Young died in a mishap caused at Inflatable World Toowoomba following injuries to the back of his death. His body was recovered from the bottom of a slide on Sunday. The boy underwent CPR as he was shaking after the accident.
As soon as the paramedics reached the spot, the boy was taken to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The medical experts put him on life support that was switched off on Monday. Despite conversing with witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage, detectives could not find out the reason behind the death of the toddler. It is expected that a post-mortem report could help in identifying the cause of the mishap. The post-mortem would be conducted on Thursday in Brisbane.
Meanwhile, Inflatable World has released a statement in which it revealed that it has informed Worksafe about the incident and is ready to assist the police with the investigation. “We are devastated by the news that a child has passed away in hospital after collapsing at our venue on Sunday afternoon,” the statement posted on Facebook read.
“Inflatable World takes the health and safety of our patrons, staff and others very seriously while they are on our site and have taken extensive measures to ensure we have the highest standards for workplace safety. We offer our deepest condolences to the family.”
9News mentioned that the Queensland toddler was from Coomera on the Gold Coast and went to the park with his grandparents. The state is now preparing a report for the coroner while the police department has requested the public to participate in the investigation in case they know anything about the accident that took place at the amusement park.