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3-year-old dies after getting hit with rock at Vancouver Island resort

Mt Washington Alpine Resort
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August 28, 2021 - 3:45 PM

A young girl has died after she was hit by a rock while playing mini golf at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort.

On Friday, Aug. 26, the three year-old was playing miniature golf at Mount Washington with her family when a rock dislodged from above and struck her, rendering her unconscious, according to a statement from the resort.

Her parents brought her to the Mt. Washington's base lodge where staff and first aid responders began treatment and called emergency transportation and the RCMP.

Ambulances from Cumberland and Campbell River responded along with an air ambulance from Qualicum Beach. Lifesaving measures were performed but were unsuccessful, according to the resort. 

“This is such a sad tragedy,” said Dean Prentice, general manager of Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, in the statement.

“The team at Mount Washington extends our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this little girl. It is just devastating, and our hearts break for them. I would like to thank the first responders and our dedicated staff for their efforts in this unfortunate situation.”

The incident is being investigated by the RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service.


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