A 6-year-old Australian boy has died after a strange accident involving a penguin toy at his home, according to the family.
Deklan Babington-MacDonald He died last Friday at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, just five days after the accident.
The boy had what his family described as A “severe accident” with a toy he played with at his family home in Nerang.
The family bought toys at Sea World, a marine theme park based on Australia’s Gold Coast, Australia’s 9News reported.
Family members told NCA NewsWire that Babington-MacDonald was Get involved in a leash connected to a toy
“It broke and turned into a long rope with a loop on the end,”; a family member told the outlet.
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Babington-MacDonald It was taken to the Queensland Children’s Hospital and sent to the Intensive Care Unit in “Crisis” according to the My Cause fundraising page set up by the boy’s family.
The doctor later advised the family that the boy He was “beyond recovery” and his life support was withdrawn in 48 hours. He died on April 30.
Money from the fund will go to a memorial for the boy and to his mother, Lauren. “Make important mementos with Deklan’s ashes when the time is right,” according to the Facebook page supporting Deklan.
“Please respect your family’s privacy and your grief now,” read a post on the fundraising page. “Any details of the memorial will be provided as appropriate.”
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Fox News reached out to Village Roadshow Theme Parks, which owns Sea World, but did not receive a response. A spokesperson told 9News that the company was “distressed to learn about the tragic accident involving Deklan” and “needed it.” Need to understand the situation around what is going on ”
The marine theme park temporarily removed the toys from the shelves along the outlet.