Child dies while mini-golfing at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Child dies while mini-golfing at Mount Washington Alpine Resort
WatchA three-year-old girl died while mini-golfing at Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Friday. Skye Ryan has more.

A three-year-old girl was killed while mini-golfing with her family at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

It happened on Friday afternoon when a rock dislodged from above and struck the girl, knocking her unconscious, according to a statement from Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

The girl’s parents brought her to the base lodge of Mount Washington where ambulances from Cumberland and Campbell River along with an air ambulance from Qualicum Beach responded.

The resort says although lifesaving measures were performed by staff and first-aid responders, they were unsuccessful.

“This is such a sad tragedy. The team at Mount Washington extends our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this little girl,” said Dean Prentice, general manager of Mount Washington Alpine Resort in the release.

“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,” he added.

The circumstances of the death are now under investigation by the BC Coroner Service and RCMP, according to Mount Washington.

The mini-golf course is currently closed.

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