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Baby dies after 'tragic accident' at Auckland's SkyCity

Author
NZ Herald,
Section
Auckland,
Publish Date
Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2:40PM
A spokeswoman for SkyCity Entertainment Group then told the Herald the incident took place on the premises but could not disclose further details.
A spokeswoman for SkyCity Entertainment Group then told the Herald the incident took place on the premises but could not disclose further details.

The baby girl who died in a "tragic accident" at Auckland's SkyCity had been on a family outing to the Sky Tower.

A SkyCity spokesman told the Herald: "This tragic accident occurred while the family were in the SkyCity carpark after returning from a visit to the Sky Tower, our hearts go out to the family."

It is understood that the baby was aged between 1 and 3 months and suffered fatal injuries but that no vehicles were involved.

Police confirmed the infant died last night after being transported by ambulance to Starship children's hospital.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the death was not a criminal matter and said it would be referred to the Coroner.

Yesterday, a St John spokesperson said they received a call about the incident in Auckland's CBD shortly after 4.20pm.

"We sent two ambulances and a manager. We treated one patient in a critical condition and transported them to Starship Hospital," the spokesperson said.

Police confirmed they assisted ambulance staff at 5.39pm.

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